Feature Friday: John Bowes
Hello and welcome to another installment of Feature Friday! This week, learn about John Bowes and his experience playing Football at Catholic University of America. During his time as an undergrad, John was a 3-year starter at Cornerback and Safety. He earned a degree in Finance, and then began his career in College Coaching at his Alma Mater, then moved on to other schools including William & Mary, Bucknell, and Fordham. John is now an Assistant football coach at the University of New Hampshire, and has been coaching college football for 13 years. Here's what he has to say about his college days!
GamePlan: If you could sum up your college athletic experience in one word, what would it be? John: Rewarding
GamePlan: What is a lesson you learned while playing college athletics?
John: Time management, how to interact as part of a team, leadership qualities
GamePlan: What is one of the hardest moments you had to get through while playing college sports?
John: Getting benched after starting my sophomore year
GamePlan: What is one of the hardest moments you had to get through while going through the recruiting process?
John: Was not highly recruited so overcoming perception of how I was as a player
GamePlan: What is your favorite memory from playing college sports?
John: Getting to know my teammates
GamePlan: What advice do you have for student-athletes who are trying to play at the collegiate level?
John: If you think you are working hard...you are not...work harder
GamePlan: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything? If so, what would you do differently?
John: I would work harder
GamePlan: What are you up to now?
John: I have a great job that I am passionate about and married to the best woman in the world (also a former student-athlete).
GamePlan: What role did athletics play in helping you get to where you are now?
John: Extremely important role...the coaches I played for helped me get to where I am today
Thank you, John! He may be a man of few words, but they are quite valuable. John's point about working harder is so important - often times we think we are working hard, but there is always more we can do - not only as athletes, but in life! John used his work ethic to help himself on the field, and turned it into his career as well. Thanks for tuning in, and check back in next week!