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Amber Bowman came to Purdue-Fort Wayne in the fall of 2015 after spending the previous season as head coach at her alma mater Rio Grande University.
A 2011 alumnae of Rio Grande, she helped lead the RedStorm to a 32-16 record in her first and only season as head coach in 2015, winning the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) tournament, and advancing to the NAIA National Tournament before falling to eventual NAIA Softball World Series participant Campbellsville. During the season the RedStorm opened 5-6 before winning 18 of their next 21 games, improving to 23-9 and receiving votes in the NAIA National Poll.
Prior to her season as head coach at Rio Grande, the Hebron, Ohio, native was an assistant coach at the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2014. The previous two seasons saw Bowman earn her master's degree as a graduate assistant coach at Rio Grande following the conclusion of her playing career.
As a student-athlete, Bowman was a four-year starter at shortstop for the RedStorm, earning All-Mid-South Conference (MSC) honors as a senior, and honorable mention All-MSC as a junior. She was named to the All-MSC Academic Team both seasons.