Jack Owens

Jack Owens (born April 3, 1977)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Ohio State Buckeyes (Head coach: Chris Holtmann)
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Teams coached: Miami (OH) RedHawks
Miami (OH) record: 70-83 (.458)
Overall record: 70-83 (.458)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Ohio State (asst)
2017-2022 Miami (OH)
2011-2017 Purdue (assoc. HC)
2008-2011 Purdue (asst)
2003-2008 Southern Illinois (asst)
2002-2003 Eastern Illinois (asst)
2001-2002 Barton County CC (asst)
2000-2001 Howard CC (asst)
1999-2000 Eastern Illinois (student asst)

Jack Owens Facts

  • Jack Owens
  • Born April 3, 1977
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Eastern Illinois University (BA, 1999)
  • Started his collegiate career at Murray State, spent a year at Howard CC in Maryland and then finished his career and degree at Eastern Illinois; played at EIU under head coach Rick Samuels
    • Spent one season as a student assistant on Samuels’ staff at EIU in 1999
  • After one year each as an assistant at Howard CC and Barton County CC, returned to his alma mater as a full-time assistant
  • Hired in 2003 by Matt Painter as an assistant at Southern Illinois; staying on four more years under Chris Lowery
  • Re-joined Painter in 2008 as an assistant at Purdue; was promoted three years later to associate head coach in 2011
    • In his nine years in West Lafayette, Owens was part of seven NCAA Tournaments and one CBI
  • Hired in March 2017 as the new head coach at Miami (OH), his first head coaching opportunity
    • Went 70-83 overall in five seasons with the RedHawks; went to the CBI in 2018
    • Fired in March 2022 following a 14-18 season, his third time finishing below .500
  • Joined Chris Holtmann‘s staff at Ohio State in April 2022 as an assistant coach
  • Along with his wife, Kamilah, has three daughters

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