The San Leandro Pirates were able to defeat the Freedom Falcons on Friday, August 30th, to a close score of 18-13. This was a great league matchup that presented multiple lead changes throughout the game! Although the team faced adversity, the Pirates defense held strong all night. With five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Pirates sealed the victory with a crucial interception.
Proving his love for the game, Coach Bowers has dedicated over 20 years to coaching football. In 2003, he began his career as Head Football Coach at San Leandro High School. Since then, he has made a difference in many players lives and continues to be a well-respected and dedicated coach.
Coach Bowers' commitment to youth runs deeper than football. He is also a physical education teacher at San Leandro High School, where he provides students with knowledge on health and nutrition.
Bowers shows his passion for serving others through constant involvement within his community. Over the past several years, he has joined his church on mission trips to help rebuild communities in Mexico. Coach Bowers always extends an invitation and encourages those players interested, to join him on these trips, Over the years, he has had four of his players join him on these mission trips.
"This is not just an honor for me, but for our school, staff and our players," said Coach Bowers with excitement. Bowers has high hopes for his team this year with goals of winning the league and continuing on to championship games.
As our 49ers PREP Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week presented by U.S. Bank, Bowers will receive a $1,000 grant for the San Leandro football program from the 49ers Foundation. As part of this award, he will also receive two tickets to a 49ers home game where he will be recognized on the field. Bowers will also be invited to visit the SAP Performance Facility to watch a closed practice where 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan will officially present him with his award. Bowers will be featured on the 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report presented by U.S. Bank on Sunday's at 6 & 10 p.m. on NBC Sports California, which will continue to air throughout the week.
Congratulations, Coach Bowers!