Some heartbreaking news has arrived, as former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.
Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden announced on Wednesday he’s been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.
After testing positive for COVID-19 last fall, Bowden’s health has gotten worse and worse. While he’s doing his best to remain in high spirits, the family knows his health won’t be improving.
“I’ve always tried to serve God’s purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come,” Bowden said via the Tallahassee Democrat. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing. I am at peace.”
Bobby Bowden’s health has continuously gotten worse after testing positive for COVID
Bowden’s health got so bad in late June, he was hospitalized for five days. He’s currently resting at home around his loved ones. Bowden spent 34 years running the show for the Seminoles, bringing so much joy and glory to campus.
The legendary coach posted a 316-97-4 record while with Florida State. His time in Tallahassee was highlighted by the National Championship wins in 1993 and 1999.
He retired following the 2009 season. Jimbo Fisher took over after that, enjoying eight memorable seasons with the team. Since then, however, things have gone downhill for the team. Mike Norvell is hoping to turn things around, but FSU went 3-6 last season.
As for Bowden, he’ll forever be remembered as a hero around Seminoles’ circles. With his 377 total wins in college football, he’s fourth on the all-time list.
The Bowden family has asked for privacy during this difficult time.
For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.