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Bobby Bowden to speak at Flagler’s Crimson & Gold Banquet

Sep 18, 2018

Former Florida State University head football coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bowden will speak at the Flagler College Crimson & Gold Banquet Thursday, Oct. 11 in the elegant dining room of Ponce de Leon Hall. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a social and a silent auction. The dinner follows at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the banquet benefit the Flagler College Athletics Scholarship Fund.

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Bowden was the head coach for 34 years at Florida State. He coached the Seminoles to a pair of national titles (1993 and 1999) as well as 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles (1992-2000, 2002-03 and 2005). Bowden was selected as the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year in 1980 and was the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award recipient in 1991. In 1992, he received the United States Sports Academy's Amos Alonzo Stagg Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a coach.

One of his top achievements was a string of 14 straight seasons (1987-2000) where the Seminoles won at least 10 games and finished ranked in the top five of the Associated Press poll. Bowden also coached Florida State to 31 bowl games, including 28 in a row from 1982 to his final season in 2009.

Prior to his time in Tallahassee, Bowden was the head coach at West Virginia University (1970-75) and Howard College (1959-62), which is now known as Samford University.

Bowden has coached a countless number of professional football players, including National Football League Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.

There are limited tickets for the event and the prices are as follows: bar sponsor table of eight is $5,000; corporate table of eight is $1,000; individual ticket is $100; registered golfer/sponsor is $50 for a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by visiting   

Please click here for more information on the President's Golf Classic, which will be held on Oct. 12.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Director of College Relations Stephanie Burgess at 904-826-8572 or

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