Ted Owens

Ted Owens (born July 16, 1929)

Teams coached: Kansas Jayhawks, Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
Kansas record: 348-182 (.657)
Oral Roberts record: 21-35 (.375)
Overall record^: 369-217 (.630)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  7  (1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  5  (1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1981)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  2  (1971, 1974)
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1969)
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1968, 1969)
  • Big Eight Regular Season Champion:  6  (1966, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978)
  • Big Eight Tournament Champion:  1  (1981)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1985-1987 Oral Roberts
1964-1983 Kansas
1960-1964 Kansas (asst)
1956-1960 Cameron State JC

Ted Owens Facts

  • Ted Owens
  • Born July 16, 1929
  • Hometown: Hollis, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: University of Oklahoma (BA, 1951)
  • Was a three-year lettermen at Oklahoma, playing basketball for the Sooners under head coach John MacLeod
  • First coaching stop was at Cameron State JC in Lawton, OK, where he coached both baseball and basketball
    • Won the 1958 National JC Championship in baseball and on the hardwood appeared in three NJCAA Tournaments
    • Compiled an 93-24 record in his four years as the head basketball coach
  • Hired in 1960 to be an assistant coach under Dick Harp at Kansas and was elevated to head coach in 1964
  • Spent two years as the head coach at Oral Roberts, going 21-35 (10-14) overall
  • Later on, Owens coached at Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma and spent four years as the athletic director at Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Florida
  • In 2009, Owens was inducted into both the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Ted Owens Coaching Tree

  • Tad Boyle (Colorado, Northern Colorado)
  • John Calipari (Kentucky, Memphis, NJ Nets, UMass)
  • Gale Catlett (West Virginia, Cincinnati)
  • Ray Giacoletti (Drake, Utah, Eastern Washington, North Dakota State)
  • Bob Hill (Seattle SuperSonics, Fordham, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, NY Knicks)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only