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Bethel mourns death of former basketball coach Sowers

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 15:53
Floyd Sowers coaching women's basketball at Bethel

Bethel athletics and members of the campus community are mourning the loss of Floyd Sowers, former head coach of Thresher women's basketball.

Sowers died June 19 in Overland Park, Kan., with his family at his side. He was 72.

According to his obituary, Sowers was born in 1947 in Elkhart, Ind., and was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. At Wakarusa (Ind.) High, “he was a star basketball player and also got straight As in music – a real-life Troy Bolton.”

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