Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor has announced the appointment of Conshohocken-native Francis Bowe as the school’s new Head Boys Basketball Coach. Bowe has been the basketball coach at Valley Forge Military Academy the past five years and led them to the military school its most successful basketball seasons in school history.
In an article in the DelcoTimes.com, Bowe was quoted about his time in Conshohocken:
“I grew up in Conshohocken,” Bowe said. “My mother and father were both from Conshohocken. I grew up around the Donofrio Classic. There is no shortage of talent there. I think I got my first autograph from Al Harrington, when he played there for the Roadrunners. The best of the best in the Catholic League play in that tournament.”
In a press release from Archbishop Carroll, Bowe is quoted about the new job:
“Coaching and being part of the Archbishop Carroll family is a dream opportunity,” Bowe said. “I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity of coaching here, and I look forward to building on to the success of the basketball program!
Prior to Valley Forge Military Academy, Bowe was the Head Basketball Coach at Upper Merion High School from 2009-2013, Head Assistant Coach at Radnor High School and Upper Merion High School. Bowe played college basketball at Gwynedd-Mercy College (now University), where he was captain his senior year.
“We are thrilled to have Francis become a part of our Carroll family,” said Carroll Athletic Director Tom Quintois. “He brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and a strong basketball pedigree to our basketball program.”
“Replacing Coach Romanczuk after 15 successful seasons was a daunting task,” said Carroll President Francis E. Fox ’77. “Our selection and investment in Coach Bowe is made with every confidence that the new era of Carroll basketball will build on our past successes.”
Bowe graduated with a master’s in education from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Secondary Education from Gwynedd-Mercy. He graduated from St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, where he earned three district medals, Senior Year MVP, District Championship MVP and an All-League selection.
Bowe works at Abington Junior High School as a Social Studies teacher and resides in Langhorne, with his wife Amanda and son Connor.