Silo head baseball coach Billy Jack Bowen did not win national coach of the year, but he was in the conversation.
Bowen was one of eight high school baseball coaches from around the country to attend the Coaches Association awards banquet on Wednesday night in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A coach from Kentucky ended up with top honors, but Bowen was on hand as one of the elite eight.
Bowen led the Silo Rebels to the state championship in the spring, and won another title in fall ball. The Rebels have accomplished four state championships since Bowen's arrival in Silo.