Mount Dora Christian Academy is excited to welcome Coach Bobby Bowden to our campus! College football”s winningest coach, Bowden led the Florida State University Seminoles from 1976 to 2009. During his time at FSU, he earned National Titles in 1993 and 1999 and twelve ACC Championships. In his 44 seasons as a head coach, Bowden had 40 winning seasons (including 33 consecutive at Florida State). During the period from 1987 – 2000, Bowden coached FSU to 14 straight seasons with 10 or more victories, and his team had a final ranking of fourth or better in both major polls.
Coach Bowden is a committed Christian who credits his success in football to his faith. In 2004, the Fellowship of Christian Athletics presented the first of what is now a yearly award in Bowden”s name. It honors one college football player for his achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community. In 2011, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts with the FCA, Bowden received the Children”s Champion Award for Leadership Development from the Children”s Hunger Fund.