Mt. Pleasant Has Found Their New Head Football Coach in John Bowlin

Mt. Pleasant, IA- The Mt. Pleasant Panthers will have a new head coach patrolling the sideline this upcoming fall season, pending board approval, in former Iowa Valley Head Coach John Bowlin.

Bowlin is a former student of Mt. Pleasant that continued playing football at the college level as an offensive tackle at Coe College. Bowlin has been teaching and coaching at Iowa Valley Community High School for the past 15 years. The best season for the Tigers was the 2018-2019 season where they finished 10-1 before falling in the second round of the playoffs. Last year, Iowa Valley finished the season with a 6-4 record as they competed in the same district as WACO, New London, and Winfield-Mt. Union.

Bowlin will have to make the leap from coaching 8-Man football to 11-man football as the Panthers also moved down a classification to 3A. They will be in the same district as Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Washington for this upcoming season.