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Want to meet legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden? Here’s your chance.

Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden holds up the trophy after their 33-21 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in Jacksonville, Fla. Bowden will visit the Coast on March 30 to speak at the Mississippi Coast Fellowship of Christian Athletes Good Friday Breakfast of Champions.
Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden holds up the trophy after their 33-21 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in Jacksonville, Fla. Bowden will visit the Coast on March 30 to speak at the Mississippi Coast Fellowship of Christian Athletes Good Friday Breakfast of Champions. AP

College football royalty will be in South Mississippi very soon.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced that former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will be the featured speaker March 30 when the organization hosts its Good Friday Breakfast of Champions.

During his head coaching career, which spanned from 1959 until 2009 and included stints at Samford and West Virginia, Bowden posted a 377-129-4 all-time record. He also won two national championships while leading the Seminoles in 1993 and 1999.

Bowden has stayed active and involved with college football since retiring following the ’09 season. A movie titled “The Bowden Dynasty” was released in 2017. He has also published several books, the most recent called “Called to Coach: Reflections on life, faith, and football.”

Sponsorship opportunities for Bowden’s Coast visit cost $3,000, $1,500 and $750. Individual tickets are $100.

For more information, visit MSCoastFCA.org.

FCA is a non-denominational Christian sports ministry.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

Good Friday Breakfast of Champions

When: 9 a.m., March 30

Where: First Baptist Church Gulfport

Tickets: $100

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