Hall of Fame

Ricky Bowers

TYPE Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED 1997
Ricky Bowers played basketball at Lipscomb University from 1980-1984. Ricky decided on Lipscomb after being named Nashville's Athlete of the Year in 1980. Ricky finished his career as Lipscomb's all-time assist leader with 701 and finished with 1,051 career points. The highlight of Ricky's career came in 1982 as he led the Bisons to their first ever appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. The Bisons would experience the greatest success in school history under Ricky's leadership, winning a school record 33 games in 1982. During his career the Bisons would average an impressive 27 wins a season. In 1984 Ricky was named to both the All-Conference and All-District teams. Since leaving Lipscomb, Ricky has been just as successful as a teacher and coach influencing thousands of young people for the good. Already Ricky has proven he is one of the most talented and successful coaches in the history of Tennessee sports. Ricky Bowers was a pillar in the history of Lipscomb basketball and is considered a cornerstone player in Bison basketball history.