Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden diagnosed with a terminal illness
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Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition, he and his family announced on Wednesday.
(CNN)Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition, he and his family announced on Wednesday.
Bowden, 91, retired from coaching in 2009 after 44 seasons, which included six years at West Virginia University and 34 years at Florida State University.
As the team's head coach, Bowden led the Seminoles to two National Championships in 1993 and 1999.
"Jean and I are deeply saddened about the news on our friend, the legendary Bobby Bowden, and we extend our thoughts and prayers to Bobby, Ann and the entire Bowden family," Florida State University President John Thrasher said in a statement.
"Coach Bowden built a football dynasty and raised the national profile of Florida State University, and he did it with dignity, class and a sense of humor. "
FSU Director of Athletics David Coburn added, "Bobby Bowden has meant everything to Florida State athletics and so much to college football in general.
In 2011, Bowden revealed he was secretly treated for prostate cancer in 2007 while he was still coaching.