The Tiger-Cats have decided to add former CFL veteran Marcellus Bowman as their Strength and Conditioning coach. The 36-year-old Bowman brings a wealth of professional and college football experience both as a player and as a strength and conditioning coach. Orlondo Steinauer is confident that Bowman has experience working with Bowman, and is confident that he will improve the Tiger-Cats efforts to develop the Hamilton players. Steinauer said “I had the opportunity to coach Marcellus when he was playing, and he is exactly the type of person we want in the Tiger-Cats organization. He is outstanding at his profession and will provide significant value.”
Bowman’s coaching background includes his role as Assistant Director of Football Performance at the University of Central Florida from 2019 to 2020, and he spent two seasons as the Strength and Conditioning coach for Auburn University from 2017 until 2018. During his time at UCF, the Golden Knights had a record of 16-7 as a member of the American Athletic Conference (AAC). While at Auburn, the Tigers had a record of 18-9 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). At both UCF and Auburn, he faced the task of preparing athletes for elite-level competition every week. It will be interesting to see how Bowman’s experience at these institutions will translate to working with the CFL players on the Tiger-Cats 2023 roster.
In addition to extensive experience as a successful strength and conditioning coach, Bowman also brings a wealth of experience as a player specifically in the CFL. From 2013 to 2014 Bowman played linebacker for the Tiger-Cats, from 2010 to 2012 he played linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, in 2010 Bowman players with the Denver Broncos. Bowman played collegiately from 2005 to 2009 at Boston College. The combination of coaching experience and experience as a CFL player makes him a highly qualified candidate to operate the Strength and Conditioning program for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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