Ex-Florida State coach Bobby Bowden announces he has a terminal medical condition

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The exact nature of Bowden's medical condition was not disclosed. He was diagnosed with what he called a “tough bout” of COVID-19 after a hospital stay last year, and has been treated for cancer on at least three occasions — once for prostate cancer, twice for skin cancer — over the years. al.comBobby Bowden diagnosed with terminal medical condition, says he is ‘at peace’

'I am at peace': Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden diagnosed with terminal illness

WESH 2 Orlando 21 July, 2021 - 02:28pm

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Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden announced on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.

"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. My wife Ann and our family have been life's greatest blessing. I am at peace," he wrote in a statement.

Florida State President John Thrasher said he was "deeply saddened" by the news.

"Coach Bowden built a football dynasty and raised the national profile of Florida State University, and he did it with dignity, class and a sense of humor. Although his accomplishments on the field are unmatched, his legacy will go far beyond football. His faith and family have always come first, and he is an incredible role model for his players and fans alike. He is beloved by the FSU family," Thrasher wrote.

Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn echoed Thrasher's sentiment, adding that "Bobby Bowden has meant everything to Florida State athletics and so much to college football in general."

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FSU Legend Bobby Bowden Has Terminal Medical Condition, 'I Am At Peace'

TMZ 21 July, 2021 - 02:03pm

91-year-old Bowden -- who won 2 national titles with the Seminoles -- spoke out about his health status on Wednesday.

"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 told the Tallahassee Democrat. "My wife Ann and our family have been life's greatest blessing."

Bobby is one of the best coaches EVER -- he earned more than 350 wins in his time as the Seminoles' coach ... and was so good, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 while he was still on the FSU sidelines.

Bowden has not fully recovered from his health scare last year -- he tested positive for COVID-19 while getting treated for a skin infection ... and spent time in the hospital.

The report says the coach is currently under supervised care and "resting comfortably" at his home in Florida.

Current 'Noles head coach Mike Norvell reacted to the news ... saying, "Praying for Coach Bowden and his entire family! Incredible man who is loved by so many and the Nole Family is with him."

Bobby Bowden, legendary college football coach, dealing with terminal health issue

Fox News 21 July, 2021 - 01:43pm

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Bobby Bowden, the legendary college football coach who was at the helm of Florida State for 34 years, was diagnosed with a terminal medical illness.

Bowden, 91, won two national championships as the Seminoles’ head coach. He coached Florida State from 1976 to 2009 and was in a bowl game in all but three seasons at the school. Before FSU, he coached at West Virginia from 1970 to 1975.

The family asked for privacy as he deals with his health issues.

Bowden was diagnosed with coronavirus last October. 

It wasn’t clear what the terminal medical illness was.

He finished his coaching career with 377 wins, having had 12 of them vacated. Since Bowden left the Seminoles, Florida State has had eight winning seasons and a national championship. But in the last three seasons, the team finished below .500.

He received the Florida Medal of Freedom in April, which recognizes "any person who has made and especially meritorious contribution to the interest in citizens of the state and culture public and private endeavor."

Upon receiving the accolade, Bowden said: "I appreciate you giving me this honor. I will cherish it the rest of my life."

He and his wife, Ann, have been married for more than seven decades, He has six children and 21 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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