An outstanding football and baseball player at Sauquoit High School and St. Lawrence University, Owens also has enjoyed a spectacular coaching career, going 874-463-3 (.652) over 27 seasons at Cortland State, LeMoyne and now Bryant University. He is among the top 30 Division I coaches in career wins, and his teams have had 27 straight winning seasons. He is a four-time Northeast Conference coach of the year, and seven-time American Baseball Coaches Association Northeast Region coach of the year. Owens’ Bryant teams have had three 40-plus win seasons, including a school-record 47 in 2016, when the team was seeded second in the NCAA Charlottesville regional. He has had 56 players earn all-conference honors at Bryant, 11 earn All-American honors, and he has had seven consecutive NEC rookies of the year. He is a member of the St. Lawrence Athletic Hall of Fame and the Cortland State Hall of Fame.