Tommy Bowden to speak at tonight’s Old School meeting

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2016


Retired Clemson coach Tommy Bowden will be the guest speaker at tonight’s Old School Men’s Ministry.

The event will be at 7 p.m., at the Stanley Community Center on Hwy. 55. The event is free, and supper will be served.

Bowden was a Division 1 football coach for more than 30 years, coaching at Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Duke, Tulane and Clemson, and is a member of one of the most storied families in college football.

He holds a record as head coach for 90 wins in 11 and a half years and never had a losing season.

His other accomplishments include:

• One undefeated season, in 1998 at Tulane. Finished seventh in the final Coaches Poll;

• Three-time Conference Coach of the Year;

• Two-time Bear Bryant Coach of Year finalist.

He has been actively involved in faith-based speaking for the last 20 years, and has been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for more than 30 years, as well as speaking for fundraisers and conferences.

Bowden accepted Christ and was baptized at 12 years old.

Through the Old School Men’s ministry, more than 90 men have received salvation.

The ministry offers a free supper to men who attend along with fellowship.

As many as 460 men have attended.