Tim Stowers
Tim Stowers
Title: Assistant Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Phone: (860) 832-3066
Email: stowers@ccsu.edu

Tim Stowers enters his third season with the Blue Devils.  He will serve as the assistant head coach, as well as the co-offensive coordinator, offensive line, and place-kicking coach at CCSU. 

In 2011, the Blue Devil offense averaged 25.1 points per game and 355.9 yards per game.  Central's offense finished third in the NEC in rushing yards per game, 192.7 ypg, and second in first downs with 230.

In 2010, the Central offense led the Northeast Conference in nine of the 14 major offensive categories including points per game (30.2).  The Blue Devils ranked 20th in the nation in total offense, 14th in rushing (212.45 ypg), and 12th in fewest sacks allowed (.91 spg).

Stowers mentored 2010 NEC All-Conference placekicker Joe Izzo.  Izzo finished the season 13-of-15 on field goals for the 2010 NEC Co-Champions. Two of CCSU’s offensive lineman, Brandon Bracket and Mike Allison, were named All-Conference.

Stowers was named New England assistant coach of the year by the Greater Gridiron Club of Boston.

Stowers was the head football coach at the University of Rhode Island from 2000-2007 and won the I-AA National Championship as the head coach at Georgia Southern in 1990. Stowers has a coaching record of 84-80, 84-71 vs. I-AA/FCS competition, and has coached and/or recruited 84 All-Conference selections and 50 All-American selections. He has also recruited the all-time leading tacklers at two different universities; Georgia Southern and University of Rhode Island.

At Rhode Island Stowers inherited a team coming off a 1-10 record in 1999 while posting just one winning record in the previous 14 seasons. In 2001, his second year at Rhode Island, Stowers turned the program around from a 3-8 record in 2000 to an 8-3 mark and a No. 20 national ranking in Division I-AA.  The Rams ran out to a school-record 7-0 start and for several weeks owned the No. 4 spot, the second-highest ranking in school history. The 8-3 URI record in 2001 is the third most wins in 100 plus years of URI Football. Stowers shared Coach of the Year honors in the Atlantic-10 after the Rams finished a game out of first place. He wound up seventh in the voting for the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the I-AA Coach of Year. Stowers 2003 URI offense set the A-10 rushing record with 4,005 yards, good for 333.75 per game. and QB Jayson Davis set the all-time URI touchdown mark with 42 scores.

While an assistant coach at Georgia Southern Stowers was a part of three I-AA National Championships; 1985, 1986, and 1989. As offensive coordinator in 1989 Georgia Southern went 15-0, led the country at 329 yards rushing per game and finished second in the nation at 36.8 points per game. As a 32-year-old rookie head coach, Stowers coached Georgia Southern (12-3) to the 1990 national championship, and won the AFCA Kodak I-AA Coach of the Year award.  He was the first coach in I-AA history to win a national title his first time out.

Stowers led the Eagles to two more NCAA playoff berths, graduated 93 percent of his seniors (43 of 46), went 6-2 in NCAA playoffs games and finished with a 51-23 (.689) record, and a 51-18 record (.739) versus I-AA/FCS competition. In 1993 the Eagles went 10-3 and won the Southern Conference crown in their first year as a member, earning him the league’s Coach of the Year award. They defeated top ranked and undefeated Troy in the first round of the 1995 playoffs on the road, eventually losing in the second round both years to the eventual national champions.

As an undergraduate at Auburn he earned two letters (1977-78) as a linebacker, offensive and defensive lineman under Coach Doug Barfield. In 1977 he became the last Tiger to regularly play both offense and defense in the same game.  When a back injury ended his playing career before his senior year, Stowers jumped right into coaching and spent three years as a student assistant coach (1979-81). He moved up to head junior varsity coach in 1982 and 1983 while helping Pat Dye and the varsity staff win back-to-back bowl games. The 1982 team beat Boston College in the Tangerine Bowl and the 1983 team were SEC Champions, beating Michigan in the 1984 Sugar Bowl.  In 1983, the 11-1 Tigers finished the season ranked 3rd nationally versus the toughest schedule in the nation.

Stowers and his wife, Gaye, have two children: son T.J. and daughter Kathryn Lee.