Bobby Bowden, the popular and successful former football coach at Florida State University, who died Sunday at the age of 91, visited Chattanooga several times over the years.
He spoke at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes high school banquet in the Provident cafeteria downtown in 1978, at McCallie School in 1991 and at Abba’s House church in Hixson in 2009, among possibly other visits.
He and his wife, Ann, were also married in Rising Fawn, Ga., in 1949.
To see a past chattanoogan.com story on his 1978 visit, read here
To read a story on his McCallie and Abba’s House visits, see here