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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

June 6, 2011

Public invited to celebrate life of football coach Scott Bostwick

Listen to audio of Wednesday's memorial service by clicking here.

View video of Thursday's Celebration of Life by clicking here.

Related links:

Scott Bostwick's obituary

Northwest mourning death of football coach

Video: Coach Bostwick formally introduced to Bearcat nation

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The public is invited to honor Northwest Missouri State University head football coach Scott Bostwick during a Celebration of Life service beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Bearcat Stadium.

Bostwick, 49, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

The Celebration of Life will include tributes to Bostwick and take on a game-day atmosphere. The public also is invited to wear Bearcat gear.

The Bostwick family invites the public to a tailgate gathering at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion after the Celebration of Life Service.

Additionally, a public viewing will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. in the Mary Linn Auditorium. 

Memorials may be directed to the Leah and Eric Bostwick Education Fund in care of Nodaway Valley Bank. 

Bostwick was named the 18th head football coach at Northwest in December 2010. Prior to that, he had been the football team's defensive coordinator since 1994. As Northwest's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, he was the 2007 American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year and was part of a coaching staff that won 12 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships, three NCAA national championships and led the Bearcats to seven title game appearances in the last 13 seasons. In addition, Scott coached 20 defensive players who combined to appear on numerous All-America teams, and he coached 54 Bearcats who combined to earn 83 All-MIAA honors.

Bostwick is survived by his wife, Sue, and children, Leah and Eric.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468