Bowden has been named the new Akron football head coach

Terry Bowden has a huge challenge in front of him.

He has been hired to take over the woeful Akron Zips football team, as its new head coach, and it taking over a program that has gone 2-22 in the past two years. Bowden has spent the past three years at Division II North Alabama.

“I’m so excited to be a Zip,” said Bowden. “With the great resources and the commitment to winning by the administration and community, it’s just a matter of time until we build a championship program.”

Bowden will officially be introduced to the Zip community on December 28th. He previously coached at Akron, when he was the quarterbacks coach in 1986.

He replaces Rob Ianello, who was fired in November after the season finale. Bowden is a 140-62-2 record in 18 years as a head coach.

“We welcome Terry Bowden back to campus. He brings with him an outstanding record of success and a true football coaching pedigree,” said school president Dr. Luis M. Proenza. “We know the entire Akron community will support Coach Bowden in his mission to cultivate a championship program here.”

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