Richard Gary Bowness (born January 25, 1955 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian former National Hockey League right winger and currently an associate coach with the Vancouver Canucks. He played for the Atlanta Flames, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets and Central Hockey League, AHL and QMJHL teams. He has been a head coach for the Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders and Phoenix Coyotes.
Rick Bowness, while assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets, was once fined $500 and suspended for three games after punching Calgary forward Tim Hunter in the head during a brawl. Brian Hayward and Tim Hunter had been involved in a scuffle which escalated to a full brawl after Hunter continued to attack Hayward. 
He was drafted by the Atlanta Flames in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, Second Round, Twenty-sixth Overall.
In July 2006, he vacated his post as assistant coach at Phoenix to become an assistant coach to Alain Vigneault at Vancouver.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|WPG||1988–89||28||8||17||3||-||(64)||5th in Smythe||Missed playoffs|
|BOS||1991–92||80||36||32||12||-||84||2nd in Adams||Lost in third round|
|OTT||1992–93||84||10||70||4||-||24||6th in Adams||Missed playoffs|
|OTT||1993–94||84||14||61||9||-||37||7th in Northeast||Missed playoffs|
|OTT||1994–95||48||9||34||5||-||23||7th in Northeast||Missed playoffs|
|OTT||1995–96||19||6||13||0||-||(41)||6th in Northeast||(Fired)|
|NYI||1996–97||37||16||18||3||-||(70)||7th in Atlantic||Missed playoffs|
|NYI||1997–98||63||22||32||9||-||(71)||4th in Atlantic||(Fired)|
|PHX||2003–04||20||2||12||3||3||(68)||5th in Pacific||Missed playoffs|