Head Coach: John Bowkus


Phone: 517.819.7727

2021-22: Coach Bowkus enters his first season with the Capitals Hockey team.

Coach Bowkus  brings over 30 years of coaching experience having coached at all levels of hockey. Prior to Atlanta , Coach Bowkus was coaching and teaching at Williston State College in North Dakota.  He also coached Wichita Fall Wildcats of 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 and my family . Many of them 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,  Michigan 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 Division III college hockey in the MIAC at Concordia College – Moorhead, MN.  Bowkus served as Captain his Junior and Senior Years.  He finished his college hockey career scoring over 120 points in four seasons with Concordia College.

Coach Bowkus received his Bachelor’s of Art degree in Business Administration from Concordia College.

Coach Bowkus and his wife Mary, will reside in the Atlanta area with their three dogs – Shrek, Fiona and Donk.  They have two daughters, Socorro Bowkus and Karri Boulier, who both live in Lansing, Michigan.