Morgantown, West Virginia – Legendary head coach Bobby Bowden has died.
Bobby’s son, Terry, confirmed to The Associated Press that his father died at home surrounded by family early Sunday morning.
“It was truly peaceful,” Terry Bowden said in a text message to AP.
Bowden, 91, was the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers from 1970-1975 and then went on to coach the Florida State Seminoles from 1976-2009, winning two national championship and retiring as one of the greatest coaches in college football history.
Bowden said the following of his recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer: “I’ve always tried to serve God’s purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come,” Bowden’s statement says. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing. I am at peace.”
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— Daily Local News (@wcdailylocal) August 8, 2021