John McGowan M.S.


Physical Education

Hurl Education Center, Room 307


John McGowan has been a dynamic part of the Bethany College community since 1980 as a Professor of Physical Education and Coach. Over the last 38 years, he has taught courses in physical education, exercise science, education, adapted physical education and athletic administration. He coached hundreds of Bethany women and men in multiple sports, including swimming, diving, cross country, track and field, and soccer. This proud father of five children has also taught at the high school level and coached multiple age-group, youth, and high school teams and Special Olympians during his career. Anyone who meets Coach McGowan will tell you about his passion for helping students and athletes unlock their true potential; he is as proud of the student who aced an exam as he is of his All-American athletes.

Areas of specialization include Aquatics, Track and Field, and Cross Country

Terminal Degrees:
M.S., Physical Education, Springfield College, 1979
B.S., Mathematics, Manhattan College, 1972