Football Coach/Associate AD - 1958 to 2007
Jim Bowman first came to the Academy in 1958 as a physical education instructor. He was named head junior varsity football coach in 1960. He led the junior varsity for four years before taking over the freshman team and working as the associate athletic director for recruiting support. Bowman coached the freshmen until 1975 when he went back to the junior varsity head post. After the 1975 season, Bowman stepped down from coaching to devote his full duties to recruiting support, where he served until his retirement in 2007.
In his five seasons as the junior varsity head coach, Bowman compiled a 24-4-1 record, with his 1963 and 1975 teams going undefeated. In his 11 seasons as the freshman coach, Bowman led the squad to a 37-28 mark.
During his tenure at the Academy, Bowman was a part of the athletic staff that led the Falcons to 17 postseason bowl games. In 2001, Bowman was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 1958 Cotton Bowl team.
1958-61 head junior varsity football coach
1961-74 head freshman football coach
1975 head junior varsity football coach
In five seasons as JV head coach, compiled a 24-4-1 record
Coached undefeated teams in 1963 and 1975
In his 11 seasons as freshman coach, his teams were 37-28
Member of Falcon staff that participated in 17 bowl games
Served as a radio color commentator for AFA football and hockey games
In 1995, was awarded an honorary membership to the AOG (Association of Graduates)
Personally coached over 1,000 football players
Helped more than 13,000 cadet-athletes receive Academy appointments