Sean Bowers was a member of the U.S. National Futsal Team from 1995-2004. Sean is the most capped player in US Soccer history earning 36 international caps. Sean was the team captain of the US squad from 1998-2004. The team won the 1996 & 2004 CONCACAF gold medal and played in the 1996 World Cup that was held in Spain and the 2004 World Cup in Taiwan in November.
Below is a list of accomplishments of Sean’s coaching and playing career:
- 2013-Present: US Youth Futsal Western Regional Director
- In 2009 was ranked #17 most influential soccer persons in San Diego by XKSandiego.com
- Inducted in Quincy University Soccer Hall of Fame 2007
- Head Coach San Diego SeaLions - Women’s Semi-Pro Team 2006-2008
- Head Coach Cal Baptist University 2006, Asst Coach CBU 2003-2005
- Head Coach Vista Murrieta HS Varsity Girls Program 2005-2006
- Started the Miramar Women’s Soccer program in 2007 and has amassed a 57-19-7 record in 4 years
- General Manager San Diego Sockers
- San Diego Sockers. 2003-2006 2009-2010 (PASL Champions)
- Kansas City Wizards 1996-1999, Team Captain and "Defender of the Year" for 2 seasons
- U.S. Futsal National Team 1995-2004, 36 caps
- 1996 & 2004 Futsal World Cups. Lead USA to 2nd round in 2004
- US Futsal Captain 1998-2004. All-Time cap leader 36 caps
Bowers played for the Wizards from 1996-99, and earned the team’s Defender of the Year award twice. He also served as team captain for the 1999 season. Bowers recently retired as a member of the San Diego Sockers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He is the only person in NPSL/MISL history to achieve at least 1000 blocks and 1000 points. He was a 2002/2003 MISL All-Star and the league’s Defender of the Year with the Baltimore Blast. During 2002-03, he also served as the team’s interim head coach. Bowers is a 3 time Defender of the Year in the MISL. Bowers rejoined the SD Sockers in 2009/2010 to help lead them to a PASL Championship and US Open Championship.
Sean also saw time with the Detroit Rockers of the National Professional Soccer League from 1991-95 and 2000-01. In 1991, he was the league’s Rookie of the Year as the Rockers won the NPSL championship. He was a four-time All-Star and two-time Defender of the Year.
In addition to his coaching stint with the Baltimore Blast, Bowers’ resume includes extensive coaching experience. He was an assistant coach for the Detroit Rockers of the NPSL in 2000-01. He was a head coach and assistant coach of the Michigan Hawks, Under-23 women’s select team that won the 2001 U.S. Open Cup. In 1999, he was an assistant coach for William Jewell College, an NAIA school in Liberty, Mo.
When Sean was traded to SD Sockers he became the Asst. coach for the Women’s Soccer Team at California Baptist University in 2003-2005 and later became Head Women’s Soccer coach at CBU and led the team to a #9 ranking in NAIA. He has recently coached the San Diego Sealions (semi-pro) to their first Final Four appearance in 2006. He currently coaches for the Arsenal Futbol Club that has won numerous National Championships at various age levels.
In 2016, Sean became the General Manager of the San Diego Sockers. In his first season as GM, Sean led the Sockers Organization to the Semi Finals of the MASL.
A native of San Diego, Bowers graduated from Quincy (Ill.) College in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also has earned his Masters in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania and his Performance Enhancement Specialist certificate from NASM.
Sean and his wife Maria, married 22 years, have three wonderful kids Aydan (20), Isabella (18) and Gracie (16).
Email Sean Bowers at email@example.com