Bill Bowman

Bowman was promoted to head coach in May 2012 after leading the Pirates in the 2012 season.

Bowman has been instrumental in beginning the varsity program at Southwestern, serving as assistant coach for the first two seasons before being promoted to head coach in May 2012 after leading the Pirates in the 2012 season as the interim head coach.

Bowman was named the SCAC Coach of the Year in 2014 after guiding the Pirates to their first winning season, 10-5. 19 players have been All-SCAC selections including ten First Team picks and one SCAC Offensive Player of the Year, Tyler Downing, in 2014.

Bowman is no stranger to the Southwestern lacrosse sidelines as he coached the immensely successful club team for 12 years. His teams amassed a record of 93-75 including a perfect 31-0 conference record covering five seasons that culminated in five Lone Star Alliance Division II Championships (2005-2009). In each year the Pirates were invited to the National Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals in 2008. Southwestern was ranked in the top 15 nationally since 2005 and ended their final season of club status in 2009 ranked #9 in the nation.

Under Bowman’s tutelage there were 14 All-Americans, 54 LSA All-Conference selections in addition to coaching the league MVP in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as well as Offensive Player-of-the-Year in 2005, 2007 and 2008 and Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. For all of his hard work Bowman was named as Coach-of-the-Year twice, 2005 and 2008. He has vast experience in player development as only six players during his time with the club program have had prior experience.

Bowman is a 1992 graduate of Southwestern University.