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The new Head Football Coach of Clark Atlanta University was selected and named on Mar. 19.

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University

Tim Bowens is a former football star at the University of Alabama and veteran assistant Division I football coach in the Sun Belt Conference, the Southern Conference and Conference USA.

“Tim embodies the qualities that I see in most successful coaches, primarily transformational leadership, passion and an unsurpassed work ethic,” CAU’s athletic director J. Lin Dawson said. “I look forward to partnering with him as we win championships, graduate student-athletes and develop them as leaders.”

Bowens comes to Clark Atlanta University from Georgia State University where he was an assistant coach in charge of the running backs. He led the Georgia State offense to a school-record 2,057 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground in 2018 and his offense improved their rushing average by nearly 60-yards each game.

“I am enthusiastically excited to be the head football coach at Clark Atlanta University,” Bowens said. “We are looking forward to casting the vision and establishing a culture that will instill being champions on and off the field.”

Before his time at Georgia State in February of 2018, Bowens spent four years as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Alabama, the last three seasons as the running-backs coach. During his time as USA, Bowens coached the two-time All-Sun Belt Conference running-back Xavier Johnson who finished as the career rushing leader.

He has been coaching for over 10 years for both high school and college football. Bowens was a wide-receiver at Alabama from 1996-99 and helped the Crimson-tide to a Southeastern Conference title, two SEC west division titles and three bowl games. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2000.

Fresh starts, new fields, new season for the Panthers’ and now new head coach Tim Bowens. Clark Atlanta University kicks off the 2019 season on Sept.7at CAU Panther Stadium against Livingstone College.

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