Former Auburn Head Coach Terry Bowden Lands New Job

first_imgA general view of Clemson's football stadium during a game.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of Memorial Stadium during the game between the Clemson Tigers and Wofford Terriers on September 5, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Terry Bowden has worked at several big programs in his four decades as a coach, with his biggest role coming as head coach of Auburn from 1993 to 1998. After being fired from his most recent coaching job at Akron, he’s now set to join one of the biggest programs in college sports.According to TigerNet, Bowden is slated to join the Clemson Tigers as a graduate assistant. Per the report, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in athletic leadership and will be working as an unpaid intern during that time.Bowden’s family has strong ties to the ACC, and Clemson specifically. His father Bobby Bowden was a legendary head coach at FSU for decades, while his brother Tommy Bowden was Dabo Swinney’s predecessor at Clemson.This is Bowden’s first job with an ACC school since a brief stint as a Florida State graduate assistant in 1982. Terry Bowden joins #Clemson coaching staff as grad assistant:— (@ClemsonTigerNet) June 10, 2019He found early success as head coach Salem and Samford, leading the latter to a 21-5 record in his last two seasons before being hired by Auburn.As head coach of Auburn, Bowden led the Tigers to a 47-17-1 record in five-and-a-half years at the helm, as well as two bowl victories.After resigning in 1998, he worked the next few years as a broadcaster before taking over as head coach of Division II North Alabama in 2008.He joined Akron in 2012 but had only one winning season before being fired at the end of the 2018 season.last_img read more