Saint Augustine’s hires Bowser as football head coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Saint Augustine’s Falcons have hired David Bowser as their head football coach. He recently completed a 20-year stint as an assistant coach with the Fayetteville State Broncos.

This will be Bowser’s first head coaching opportunity. He inherits a program that went 2-9 in 20019.

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“Coach Bowser has prepared himself for this moment,” said George Williams, SAU’s athletic director. “We think he is the right person to lead the Falcons’ football program.”

As an assistant coach with the Broncos, he was a member of the teams that won the CIAA Championships in 2002, 2003, and 2009. This past season, the team won their Southern Division title and will be appearing in the CIAA Championship game.

In the last seven seasons since that winning season, the team did have one .500 record with a 5-5 mark in 2017. However, in the seven seasons, the team has gone 19-50.

Now, with his hiring, he’ll have to attempt to build a winning atmosphere at the program. It’s going to be tough, but the Falcons have to look in their past — and play like their past — to build a winning program under Bowser.

“After twenty wonderful years at Fayetteville State University, I consider it a blessing and honor to serve Saint Augustine’s University as its next head football coach,” Bowser said. “I am grateful to [Interim President] Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon, [Chief Operating Officer] Dr. Maria Lumpkin, and Coach Williams for entrusting me with their vision for the future growth of Falcon Football.”

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