2018 Convention Athletics Speaker
Tom Bowen took over as the University of Memphis Director of Athletics in June of 2012, and in his time leading the department, he has guided the Tigers roaring into a new and exciting era. Before taking his current post, Bowen served as the athletics director at San Jose State University from 2004-12 and worked for the San Francisco 49ers prior to that. The 1983 graduate of the University of Notre Dame majored in theology/sociology and spent time studying for the priesthood with the Holy Cross Fathers. Bowen went on to earn a master’s degree in administration/education from the University of San Francisco in 1990. He is an initiate of the University of Memphis Circle, and the video of his remarks on building a culture of champions may be viewed here. Tom was also the athletics keynote speaker in 2016.