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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Joins PCA National Board of Directors


Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to announce the addition of Bob Bowlsby to its National Board of Directors. PCA’s National Board of Directors is a group of select business and community leaders who help guide and grow the PCA Movement. Members are committed to the mission of PCA and its impact on a national scale. 

In joining the Board of Directors, Bowlsby joins an impressive group including Amy Brooks, the NBA's President, Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer. Bowlsby becomes the second representative of a major sports entity in addition to Brooks.

“Bob is such an incredible addition to this important team of advisors,” said PCA CEO, Chris Moore. “His years of experience in college athletic administration will provide a wealth of knowledge that will help shape how PCA does business moving forward. We are thrilled to have Bob assisting us to guide PCA into the future.”

Bowlsby is truly one of the most respected athletic administrators in the nation and was named the Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference on May 4, 2012.  The hire was praised throughout college athletics circles as yet another step in the continuing strength and stability of the Big 12.  

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During his career, Bowlsby has been at the forefront of advancement and change in collegiate athletics. He is a member of the NCAA Presidential Task Force on Federal and State Legislative Issues and has met on numerous occasions with congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. His newest challenge is helping guide college athletics to a return from the COVID-19 pandemic that brought the 2019-20 season to an early end. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Bob Bowlsby to our board,” said Karen Francis DeGolia, Chairman of the PCA Board. “Bob has been a supporter of PCA for many years and he cares deeply about our mission to be a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture in all communities in the U.S,” said Francis-DeGolia.

Prior to joining the Big 12 in 2012, Bowlsby spent six years directing the Stanford University athletics department. He arrived at Stanford after a 15-year stint as the Director of Athletics for the University of Iowa. Through his years of experience and exposure to different programs, Bowlsby has emerged as a national leader in intercollegiate and amateur athletics. 

“I am honored to join a group of like-minded individuals that are committed to advancing a proper approach to youth sports,” said Bowlsby. “What PCA is doing to ensure sports are done right is something I am proud to be a part of and I look forward to assisting in its mission.”

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