Sean Bowers holds a diverse athletic background and his playing experience is as vast as his time as a coach. Bowers retired as a member of the San Diego Sockers in 2009-10 with the PASL as well as in 2005 with the MASL. He is the only person in NPSL/MISL history to achieve at least 1000 blocks and 1000 points. He was a 2002/2003 MISL All-Star and the league's Defender of the Year with the Baltimore Blast. Bowers was a 3-time Defender of the Year in the MISL. He played for the Kansas City Wizards from 1996-99 in the MLS, and earned the team's Defender of the Year award twice. He also served as Wizards’ team captain for the 1999 season. Bowers has also been a member of the U.S. National Futsal Team since 1995, earning 36 international caps. He was the team’s captain between 1998-2004. The team won the 2004 CONCACAF gold medal and played in the 2004 World Cup in Taiwan. He also saw time with the Detroit Rockers of the NPSL from 1991-95 and 2000-01; he was the league's Rookie of the Year as the Rockers won the 1991-92 NPSL championship. He was a four-time NPSL All-Star and three-time Defender of the Year. To honor his play at Quincy College (Ill.), Bowers was inducted into the college’s Soccer Hall of Fame, in 2007.