HOF Coach Profile: Richmond's Rob Bowers 1/2

Rob Bowers

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: January 10, 2019 - 2:08 AM



A native of Hamilton Missouri he graduated from Penney High School before attending William Jewell College. He started his coaching career in 1980 as an assistant at Plattsburg before moving on to Sam Houston State where he was a graduate assistant.

Bowers head coaching career started in 1984 at Work County followed by Albany and then to his first stint at Richmond starting at 1992. He was at Richmond for six years before going to Cameron for three seasons. He returned to Richmond in 2001 where he coached until 2017 when he retired.

Over his career his teams have won seven conference titles, nine district championships, advanced to the quarterfinals seven times, the semifinals three times and won the 2010 Missouri Class 3 state championship. Bowers has a career 197-145 record including a 114-64 mark at Richmond starting in 2001.

He has also been named the Missouri football coaches association coach of the year, the KMZU coach of the year six times and is a member of the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Bowers also led the Missouri squad to a win in the 2012 Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.