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Terry Bowden, renowned as one of the brightest young minds in college football, joined ABC Sports as the college football studio analyst in August of 1999, and has continued on to his own daily ESPN Radio Show in Central Florida, weekly Coaches Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, analyst for the National College Football Game of the Week on Westwood One Radio, as well as featured columnist for Yahoo! Sports.com.
Mr. Bowden's biggest accomplishments came while manning the sidelines at Auburn University from 1993 until 1998. While at Auburn, he led the Tigers to an astounding 47-16-1 mark, as well as racking up three post-season appearances (I 995 Outback Bowl, 1996 Independence Bowl and the 1997 Peach Bowl).
In addition, Terry Bowden became the first head coach in Division IA history to lead his squad to an undefeated season in his first year at the school (I 993). His perfect season garnered him numerous Coach of the Year awards, including the Walter Camp, Scripps Howard, Football News, Toyota, and the Paul "Bear" Bryant award presented by the Football Writers Association.
Prior to joining Auburn, Mr. Bowden served as head coach at Samford University from 1987-92. While at the helm, he compiled a 46-22-1 record and rejuvenated a Division III non-scholarship program up to a title-contending Division I-AA program. In 1986 Terry Bowden was on board at Akron, where he coached the quarterbacks under former Notre Dame head coach Gerry Faust. At the age of 26, in 1983, he became the youngest head football coach in America when he was hired by Salem College in Salem, West Virginia.
During the years from 1979-82, Terry Bowden was a graduate assistant under his legendary father, Bobby Bowden, at Florida State University.
In 1978 Mr. Bowden secured his first coaching position at his alma mater, West Virginia, as a graduate assistant.
Before making the transition to the sidelines, Terry Bowden donned the Mountaineers uniform, earning two letters as a running back from 1977-78.