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Mike Bowers
Mike Bowers
Title: Pitching Coach
Previous College: Old Dominion '95
Year at Gallaudet: 1st

This is Bowers' first season on the Bison coaching staff entering the 2018 season. He will be the team's pitching coach.

Bowers comes to Gallaudet after serving as the 2017 pitching coach at Prince Georges Community College in and with the D.C. Grays, a Cal Ripken League collegiate summer league team.

Bowers played three seasons at Old Dominion University (1992-94) after he started his college career at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 1993, in a game against Campell University he broke his elbow and was sidelined the rest of the year as ODU went 31-11. The 1994 Monarchs team won the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament. In a relief appearance against Auburn University, the team co-captain held the Tigers to three scoreless innings to spark a comeback before the Monarchs lost 11-8 in 10 innings. The next day, ODU lost 6-1 to No. 1 Clemson University to conclude the season with a 40-14 record.

He graduated from Old Dominion in 1995 and was the pitching coach for the Monarchs that season under head coach Pat McMahon where ODU repeated as CAA champions. ODU went to the NCAA tournament and went 0-2 at the Florida State University regional to finish the season 39-20. That ODU pitching staff produced three Major League Baseball draft picks. 

Bowers went on to coach in rookie ball with the Montreal Expos before returning to his native D.C. and volunteer with Howard University. Bowers served as the pitching coach alongside D.C. legendary baseball coach Jimmy Williams who led the Bison for three seasons (37-115) before the school dropped the program. Bowers also helped the Georgetown University baseball program under the direction of Pete Wilk along the way. 

The Alexandria, Va., native attended Mt. Vernon high school where he lettered in four different sports.