David Bowser will transition from Linebackers/Special Teams Coach to the Defensive Coordinator for the 2015 season
May 7, 2015

Fayetteville, NC - Fayetteville State University head football coach Lawrence Kershaw has announced the appointment of defensive coordinator to David Bowser. Bowser served as the inside linebackers and special teams coach last season at FSU. He has been a member of the Broncos football coaching staff since 2000.

Bowser graduated from North Carolina State University in 1992. He joined the FSU football coaching staff prior to the 2000 season as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Bowser is the longest tenured assistant coach at Fayetteville State. This is his first appointment to the defensive coordinator position.

"I'm humbled deeply by the promotion and I'm excited by the opportunity," said Bowser. "Moving forward, we're going to use multiple fronts on the defensive line, apply pressure, and focus more on man coverage schemes. Ultimately, it's about utilizing the right student-athletes in the right positions to be successful."

During his time at FSU, Bowser has also served as the assistant head coach under Kenny Phillips, running backs coach, defensive backs coach, linebackers coach, secondary 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.

"My overall philosophy has always been about promoting from within if possible," said head coach Lawrence Kershaw. "He (Bowser) has shown the desire for this opportunity. He has the knowledge, experience, passion, and he's a great teacher."

Bowser recruited Bronco standouts Richard Medlin and Michael Johnson. Medlin spent four seasons at FSU (2007-10) at running back and in special teams. He was named CIAA Special Teams' Player of the Year and signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 with the New England Patriots. Michael Johnson has earned multiple All-CIAA and All-American honors at the safety position. Johnson has garnered interest from several teams following the 2015 NFL Draft and looks to join a club as a free agent. He led the Broncos in tackles (79) and interceptions (3) in 2014.



Bowser has coached several All-CIAA offensive and defensive players in his time as FSU. He looks to continue the pattern. Bowser has also been an instrumental member of the coaching staff during three CIAA Championships (2002, 2003, 2009).

"As a coach, I'm charge to develop and grow our student-athletes. My aspirations are to help our guys improve and become better on the field and in life."

Prior to joining the FSU coaching staff, Bowser accumulated experience and success at a few North Carolina high schools. Bowser has coached at Garner High, Anson High, Westover High in Fayetteville, NC, Chapel Hill High and Orange High.

Fayetteville State finished the 2014 season 5-5 overall and ranked 6th in the CIAA for yards allowed (361) and 5th in points allowed (21.4). The Broncos open the 2015 season on September 5th against Chowan University at Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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