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Terry Bowden fired after three seasons at Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana-Monroe is parting ways with head football coach Terry Bowden after three seasons, the Sun Belt school announced Sunday. Bowden went 10-26 overall, starting with back-to-back 4-8 campaigns and regressing to just 2-10 (0-8) in 2023.

“After a thorough review, we have decided to make a change in the leadership of ULM football,” AD John Hartwell said. “I want to thank Coach Terry Bowden for all he has done over the last three years for our football program and our university.”

Bowden, 67, was hired in 2021 after having spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant Dabo Swinney’s staff at Clemson. Earlier in his career, he was the head coach at Akron (2012-18), North Alabama (2009-11), Auburn (1993-98) and Samford (1987-92).

He is the son of Hall of Fame head coach Bobby Bowden, who won two national championships with Florida State in the 1990s. His brothers have also coached in college football, with older brother Tommy leading Clemson from 1999-2008 and Tulane from 1997-98.


credit to AP Photo/Gerald Herbert for the image