Coach Bowkus enters his 6th season with the Tetons Hockey team.
Coach Bowkus was introduced as the 2nd Hockey coach in Teton history in August 2014. He brings over 27 years of coaching experience having coached at all levels of hockey. Prior to Williston State, Bowkus coached Junior A hockey in the North American Hockey League. " I have been blessed to be able to coach some very good players that have made it to the professional hockey levels, including the NHL. I am even more blessed to have former players keep in contact with me that have gone on to have successful careers and beautiful families."
Coach Bowkus started playing hockey in Lansing, Michigan at age 7. He played AAA hockey in Detroit, Ml for teams such as Paddock Pools and Detroit Compuware. In Juniors, Bowkus played two years in the USHL for Sioux City Musketeers, North Iowa Huskies and Waterloo Black Hawks. Coach Bowkus played NCAA D3 collegiate hockey at Concordia College - Moorhead, MN, where he was a 2 year Captain and having scored 120 points in 4 seasons.
Coach Bowkus received his Bachelor's of Art degree in Business Administration from Concordia College. John and his wife Mary, reside in Williston with their 3 Yorkie's - Shrek, Fiona and Donk. They have one daughter, Socorro, who lives in Lansing, Michigan.