Coaching legend honored
Local coaching legend Mike Bowring has been honored with the Utah Chapter National Football foundation Outstanding service award to High School football at the 26th annual awards banquet on April 28.
Bowring was raised in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School in 1990.
Bowring went on to play receiver for the Southern Utah University football team, and he then spent a year as a Graduate Assistant coach for SUU.
Bowring's career as a head coach started in 1997 after accepting a position at Monticello High School. Bowring’s time as head coach of the MHS football team was full of success and W’s, headlined by the team's 2001 state championship.
Bowring’s tenure as the head football coach at MHS ended in 2003 after he accepted a position at Juab High School where he still is to this day.
With another State title in 2020 at Juab High School and this new award, the San Juan county kid has solidified himself as one of the all-time great Utah high school football coaches.
Scholar Leader Athletes
Each year the Utah Chapter National Football Foundation awards athletes who have shown excellence on the field and in the classroom. Thirteen student-athletes from San Juan County have received this prestigious award, including Tuff Adair, Brent Maloy, Stelter Shumway, Devin Wright, Peyton Black, Dane Lyman, Kade Lyman, Reed Anderson, Quinton Dowell, Brett Burtenshaw, Brian Bradford, and Kylee Brown.