William Jay "Bill" Bowerman (February 19, 1911 – December 24, 1999) was an American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, Inc. Over his career, he trained 31 Olympic athletes, 51 All-Americans, 12 American record-holders, 24 NCAA champions and 16 sub-4 minute milers. During his 24 years as coach at the University of Oregon, the Ducks track and field team had a winning season every season but one, attained 4 NCAA titles, and finished in the top 10 in the nation 16 times. He is the recipient of the Oxford Cup, Beta Theta Pi's greatest honor. Beta Theta Pi
05.06.2012 [The Register-Guard] - By The Register-Guard Oregon fifth-year senior Brianne Theisen was presented with the BillBowerman Award for world-class achievement in her collegiate career at the UO track and field team's annual banquet on Sunday. Theisen, a strong candidate to
05.06.2012 [Northern Stars] - Featuring interviews with Jerome's family, Canadian Olympic athletes Doug Clement and Bruce Kidd, and journalist Alan Fotheringham, the film tells the story of what Jerome's coach, the legendary BillBowerman, called "the greatest comeback in track and
04.06.2012 [KVAL] - Six-time NCAA Champion Brianne Theisen was presented with the BillBowerman Award, while sophomores English Gardner and Mike Berry were recognized with the Mary Officer Award and the Harry Ritchie's Jewelers Award, respectively.
23.05.2012 [My Fox 8] - The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder BillBowerman has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at a small Eastern Oregon high school because she took a 17-year-old boy to the prom. Melissa Bowerman, 41, who had been coaching the Condon/Wheeler
06.06.2012 [Oregon Daily Emerald] - The learning curve began to steepen when BillBowerman was named Oregon head coach in 1949. He incorporated principles from his days as a major in the US Army into much of the training. He also bucked trends of the era by using film as a major teaching
30.05.2012 [OregonLive.com] - Nike, the sports footwear, equipment and apparel giant that grew out of a partnership between former Oregon coach BillBowerman and UO mid-distance runner Phil Knight, hired Prefontaine in its infancy. The company adopted Prefontaine's competitive
31.05.2012 [U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association] - Florida State's Ngoni Makusha and Texas A&M's Jessica Beard are the reigning winners of The Bowerman, which is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach BillBowerman. Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways
01.06.2012 [Brantford Expositor] - It was University of Oregon track coach BillBowerman and one of his former athletes, Phil Knight. Convinced the typical sports shoe was too heavy, Bowerman invented a lighter one called the Waffle because he first made its urethane sole in his wife's
23.05.2012 [OregonLive.com] - And as Phil Knight said, quoting BillBowerman, we believe if you have a body, you're an athlete. We share similar goal to develop the next generation of young athletes. To accomplish this, we need to think differently than any time in our past.
18.05.2012 [Eastern Iowa Schools] - With the introduction to modern running shoes in the late 1960's by Phil Knight and BillBowerman's company Nike, the world of running was forever changed, and in some peoples opinions, for the better. The engineering and technology that goes into
01.06.2012 [KOMPAS.com] - Tahun 1972, salah satu pendiri Nike yang juga pelatih lari Olimpiade, BillBowerman, merancang sepatu yang kemudian mengubah alur olahraga lari. Sepatu Nike Cortez tercipta, karena atlet membutuhkan sepatu lari yang nyaman dan tahan lama