Bowden to Headline Football Coaches Clinic
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE - Bobby Bowden, the second-winningest coach in the history of major college football, will headline this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic, which will be held March 18-20 on the LSU campus.
Bowden, who just recently retired following 31-years at Florida State, won 377 games during his career that included head coaching stops with the Seminoles and West Virginia. Bowden led Florida State to national titles in 1993 and 1999 as well as 12 ACC Championships. He guided Florida State to a total of 31 bowl appearances, winning 21 of those.
"It's an honor to have coaching legend Bobby Bowden be a part of our coaches clinic," LSU coach Les Miles said. "I have always respected and admired Coach Bowden because of what he has meant to the game of football. Coach Bowden represents all of the things that are good about the game and I'm looking forward to hearing him speak to the coaches in attendance."
Bowden is scheduled to speak to the coaches on Saturday, March 20.
The 2010 clinic includes high school state championship coaches from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Featured speakers from the LSU coaching staff include defensive coordinator John Chavis, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Billy Gonzales, running backs coach Frank Wilson, special teams coach Joe Robinson and strength and conditioning coordinator Tommy Moffitt.
Registration for the clinic begins at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at LSU Football Operations Center. Following LSU's football practice that day, LSU coach Les Miles will welcome the coaches at 7 p.m. at the football operations center followed by breakout sessions by position at 7:15.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 19 at the LSU Football Indoor Facility with the clinic beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation by Wilson.
Miles will address the group at 1:15 p.m. on Friday followed by Gonzales at 1:30, Robinson at 3:30 and Chavis at 4:30.
The clinic concludes on Saturday, March 20 with Bowden addressing the group of coaches followed by a scrimmage in Tiger Stadium at 1 p.m.
The registration fee for the clinic is $40, which includes meals. Interested coaches should contact Lois Stuckey in the LSU football office at 1-800-960-8447 or (225) 578-1151 for more information.