Coach Richard Bowers
March 25, 2021
File under: Florida editorial photographer, portrait photography
I recently photographed Coach Richard Bowers, 87 at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Arcadia, Florida. Bowers was a football and basketball coach his entire adult life, and shared a little with me about becoming a coach during segregation and about how coaching is about more than just sports: “When you’re a coach, the best thing this side of heaven is to win. But there’s so much more than winning a game. If you play your very best, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end. If you gave it your all and all, you won.” Thanks to Florida Trend for the assignment.