"Robert Cleckler" ""Bobby"" "Bowden" is a retired American football coach. He coached the Florida State Seminoles football/Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons. During his time at Florida State, Bowden led FSU to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll 1994 Orange Bowl/National Title in 1993 Florida State Seminoles football team/1993 and a Bowl Championship Series/BCS 2000 Sugar Bowl/National Championship in 1999 Florida State Seminoles football team/1999, as well as twelve Atlantic Coast Conference List of Atlantic Coast Conference football champions/championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991. After a difficult 2009 season and amid questioning fans, Bowden was fired by FSU President T.K. Wetherell, just weeks after his 80th birthday. But he was allowed to make his final coaching appearance in the 2010 Gator Bowl game on January 1, 2010, with a 33–21 victory over his former program, 2009 West Virginia Mountaineers football team/West Virginia.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous coaches! More Bobby Bowden on Wikipedia.