FSU coaching legend Bobby Bowden tests positive for coronavirus

Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 11:08 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2020 at 8:47 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Legendary Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden has tested positive for coronavirus.

WCTV spoke to Bowden directly to confirm this news. Bowden tells WCTV he tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital last week for another health issue.

He says he is feeling OK and not experiencing symptoms.

Bowden says he plans on getting tested again Monday. The 90-year-old former coach is now isolating at home.

After FSU’s practice Monday, Coach Mike Norvell commented on Bowden’s positive test.

“We’re thinking about coach,” Norvell said. “He’s in our thoughts and prayers, and we pray for a speedy and quick recovery. Definitely looking forward to seeing him around here very soon.”

Bowden is FSU’s all-time winningest football coach in school history, with two national championships and more than 300 victories across 34 seasons.

This is a developing story.

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