Clark Atlanta University Athletic Director Announces Leadership Change for CAU Football Program


ATLANTA, GA – November 18, 2021 – Today, Clark Atlanta University Athletic Director

Dr. J Lin Dawson has announced a leadership change in the Panther football program as Tim Bowens, head coach for the past three years, has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. 

Bowens compiled a 2-18 record over the past three years, including a 2-8 record this past season. 

“I appreciate the hard work that Tim Bowens has put in the past three years,” said Dawson. “As head of this Department, I pledged to make sure that we meet and exceed high expectations on the field and off, and sometimes that requires some hard decisions.  Bowens is a very high-character leader and I appreciate his service and commitment to Clark Atlanta University athletics. I wish the best for Tim and his family in the future.” 

A national search will begin immediately to identify the next head coach of the football program. 

“The Clark Atlanta University football program is one of the most attractive and tradition-clad programs in our conference and among all HBCUs. I look forward to identifying the next coach to lead this program forward,” Dawson said.