Tim Bowens, a former University of Alabama wide receiver, was named to the UAB coaching staff in January, 2007. Bowens coaches the Blazer wide receivers. He spent three seasons working as the Crimson Tide's Assistant Director of Football Operations prior to joining coach Neil Callaway's staff.
He also assisted as a coach with the Tide's wide receivers in 2006. UAB's young group of wide receivers made great progress during the 2007 season. A position that had under-performed during 2007 spring practice became a team strength as the season progressed. The freshman trio of Frantrell Forrest, Mario Wright and Mike Jones combined for 91 receptions and 957 yards during the '07 campaign. Forrest's 49 catches were a UAB freshman record and the fifth-highest single-season mark in Blazer history.
Forrest moved up the UAB career receiving charts and finished his Blazers' career in 2010 at No. 2 all-time in receptions with 164 and ranks No. 3 in receiving yards with 2,215.
Bowens, who played at Alabama from 1996-99, was hired as the Crimson Tide's Director of High School and NFL Relations in 2003, also has coaching experience at the high school level. He was head coach at Tanner (Ala.) High School in 2002 and also spent two seasons (2000-01) as the offensive coordinator at Coffee High School in Florence, Ala.
Bowens was in charge of developing relationships with high school coaches through programs such as the high school coaches clinic offered at the university every spring, as well as developing ties with the NFL.
He had the additional responsibilities of assisting in the management of recruiting, office management and game-day responsibilities. Bowens, a four-year letterman at Alabama from 1996-99, came to the Tide after leading Tanner High School to a 7-4 record and a spot in the state playoffs in 2002. Bowens was selected as The Decatur Daily's 1A-3A Coach of the Year.
While at Alabama, Bowens played in 46 career games as a receiver, finishing with 24 receptions for 324 yards. He had a career-long 54-yarder against LSU in 1999. His senior season, Bowens was a seven-game starter.
Bowens was a member of Alabama teams that played in a pair of SEC Championship games (1996 and 1999) during his career in Tuscaloosa. He also played in the 1997 Outback Bowl, 1998 Music City Bowl and the 2000 Orange Bowl.
Bowens is a graduate of Brooks High School in Killen, Ala. Tim and his wife Lakesha have three sons, Timothy (10), Taylor (7) and Tanner (1).