David Bowser is embarking on his 16th season with the Fayetteville State football program and first as the Defensive Coordinator. He also serves as the Secondary Coach.
Bowser, a 1992 graduate of North Carolina State, has a wealth of high school and college coaching experience that few can match. He is the longest tenured assistant coach, not just one the Broncos football team, but at Fayetteville State.
During his time at FSU, Bowser has also served as the Running Backs Coach, Defensive Backs Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. He has also had several duties off the field pertaining to housing, admissions and academics in assisting FSU football student-athletes.
In 2014, Michael Johnson ranked 7th overall in the CIAA with 7.9 tackles per game. Johnson led FSU in tackles (79), interceptions (3) and fumble recoveries (2) during the 2014 season.
During the 2011 season, the FSU secondary ranked ninth in the nation in passes defended. With Scales being the anchor, he managed to lead the nation in interceptions per game with a total of seven. Scales emerged as the leader with the season-ending injury of Pre-Season All-American Andre Lyles.
Lyles led the 2010 secondary after tying for first in the CIAA with in interceptions and being voted All-CIAA as a junior. He was tied for eighth nationally for interceptions per game and ranked number fifth in passes defended.
In 2009, his secondary ranked third in the CIAA in pass defense and set a school record after allowing only nine yards passing against Virginia State. The Broncos were fourth in NCAA Division II in pass defense efficiency during their CIAA Championship campaign. In that season, Jeff Gowdy tied the FSU all-time interception record with 16.
During the 2008 season, Bowser's unit finished second in the nation in pass defense efficiency and ninth in interceptions. Three Bronco defensive backs, Jeff Gowdy, Robert Allen and Adrian Horton, were ranked in the top 20 in the nation for passes defended that season. John Hicks was ranked 45th in the nation that season with passes defended as well. Also to Gowdy's credit, he led the league in picks.
Bowser served on the FSU coaching staff during all three CIAA Championships (2002, 2003, 2009).
Prior to moving to defense, Bowser coached several All-CIAA offensive players such as DeAngelo Bridgers, Amir Holding and Nate Benton at the running back position.
Before coming to Fayetteville State, he had several stops at North Carolina high schools. Bowser gained valuable coaching experience and success at Garner High School, Anson High School, Westover High School, Chapel Hill High School and Orange High School. His first college coaching job was at Hamden-Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia during 1999 season.