Press Release from Southwest Mississippi Athletics
The Southwest Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Tim Stowers as the next head football coach for the Bears. He comes to Summit following four successful seasons as the offensive coordinator at Holmes Community College.
Stowers brings with him a wealth of coaching experience with head coaching stints at Georgia Southern University and the University of Rhode Island. His career also includes stops at Auburn University, Central Connecticut State University, Jacksonville State University and TempleUniversity.
During Stowers’ time at Holmes, he helped direct the Bulldogs to their first-ever bowl victory (2016 Graphic Edge Bowl). The team led the MACJC in rushing offense each of his four years and in 2017 topped the NJCAA with 368 rushing yards per game.
Also in Stowers’ time with the team, the Bulldogs turned in three consecutive years of 400 total yards per game, 300 rushing yards per game and 30 points per game.
While an assistant at Georgia Southern, Stowers helped guide the Eagles to two FCS (NCAA Division 1-AA) national championships. He compiled a 51-23 record as head coach of the team and in 1990 became the first FCS head coach to win a national title in his first season. Following the season, he was named the AFCA, Chevrolet and Georgia Hall of Fame national Coach of the Year and Southern Conference Coach of the Year.
As a graduate assistant at Auburn, Stowers helped guide the Tigers to Sugar Bowl and Tangerine Bowl championships and was part of the staff that successfully recruited future Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson.
Stowers will be formally introduced at a press conference at 1:00 on Friday, April 27, in the auditorium of the Horace C. Holmes Student Union on the Southwest campus; it will be streamed live at southwestbearstvnetwork.com.
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