GREAT CROSSING HIGH SCHOOL
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
Ricky L. Bowling
Born: April 26, 1990
Family: Father- Rick Bowling Mother- Charlotte Moore Sister- LaTosha Freeman
Hometown: London, Kentucky
- MAT Special Education - Georgetown College - B.A. Interdisciplinary Degree (Business Management, Psychology) - Midway College
Over the years, Bowling has had the opportunity to be coached and mentored by a variety of quality men in the coaching profession. To mention a few, Tony Franklin, Paul Rains, Chris Oliver, Larry “Cotton” Adams, Jep Irwin, Jason Chappell, Randy Frazier, and Travis McDaniel.
It’s safe to say that Bowling’s specialty is developing Quarterbacks in the spread
offense. His coaching career began in 2014 when he took over as the Offensive Coordinator/QB coach for his alma mater in 2014 under Head Coach Hunter Jackson. Bowling’s first QB project, Jon Jenkins, finished the season completing 128/228 passes with a 56% completion percentage, along with 1,632 yards and 18 TD’s. Following the 2014 season, Coach Bowling found his way to Whitley County High School coaching staff in 2015 in serving as Freshman Offensive Coordinator, Runningbacks Coach, and Passing Coordinator. The following year Bowling would move to coach Quarterbacks and continue as the Passing Coordinator. During his time in Williamsburg, The Colonels would go on to win back to back district championships in 2016 and 2017. Bowling’s Quarterback project; Dylan Wilson, at Whitley County would go on to win 5A District 8 Player of the Year in 2016 finishing his 2-year starter career with completing 62.4% of his passes on 303 of 485 attempts and attaining 4,279 yards in the air while accounting for 51 passing touchdowns.
In 2019, Bowling made his way to
Georgetown to begin his teaching career and his 6th season coaching. Bowling accepted the responsibilities as Assistant Head Coach under Paul Rains, while also serving as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in the Warhawks inaugural season.
Mostly known for his high school playing career, Bowling graduated from South Laurel High School (2009) in London, KY under Head Coach Jason Chappell. Bowling’s name is found in the KHSAA record book from his impressive career as a Quarterback. In his 4-year role as South Laurel’s QB, he recorded 12,575 passing yards - completing 947 of 1,451 passes with a 65.3% completion percentage. In 2005, Bowling was noticed in the USA Today by Middle Tennessee State Assistant Coach, Tony Franklin, for completing 32-33 passes as a Freshman. Bowling’s most outstanding record came his 2008 senior season when he tied the well-known University of Kentucky QB standout, Tim Couch, for the most TD’s in a career record of 133 while also holding the state record for pass completions with 947. To cap the Bowling’s high school career, he finished as KHSAA’s 2008 Mr. Football Runner-Up.
Bowling would go on to play one season at the NAIA college level under Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Chris Oliver, at Lindsey Wilson College. During the school's first year as a collegiate football team (2010), Bowling threw the first Touchdown in school history and finished his college career completing 148 of 260 passes (57%), with 1,693 yards and 15 passing touchdowns.