Legendary former Florida State Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden has confirmed the u Tallahassee Democrat he was diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.
Bowden, who will turn 92 in November, shared the following:
“I have always tried to serve God’s purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come. My wife Ann and our family have been the greatest blessing of life.
“I’m at peace.”
Bowden’s family demanded privacy for his health.
The Hall of Fame coach was hospitalized last fall after testing positive for COVID-19 and, for the Tallahassee Democrat, he has seen his health deteriorate ever since. Most recently, he was suspended for five days in late June.
In all, Bowden won two national championships (1993, 1999) and 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles throughout his Florida term of office that lasted from 1976 to 2009. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, his 377 collegiate wins are good for the fourth all-time behind Eddie Robinson (408), Joe Paterno (409), and John Gagliardi (489).