Dauphin, Canada

Urban Bowman, who formerly coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, has passed away.

Bowman joined the Bombers in 1985 as the team's defensive line and special teams coach.  After leaving the team after that season, Bowman returned back to Winnipeg in 1991.

In 1992 he was named the Bombers' Interim Head Coach when Cal Murphy underwent surgery, and he led the Bombers to the Grey Cup that season, but they fell to the Calgary Stampeders.

When Murphy returned in 1993, Bowman switched back to his former defensive line and special teams coach position, and then in 1995, he joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as an Assistant Head Coach.

After a battle with prostate cancer, Bowman came back to the CFL in the early 2000's and coached with the Toronto Argonauts and Bombers before being inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.