Jim Owens

Knowledge Identifier: +Jim_Owens


Jim Owens

American college football coach add

Category: Football

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (50%), Texas (25%), Washington (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bud Wilkinson, Bear Bryant, College Football Hall of Fame

Linked to: University of Oklahoma, University of Washington, College Football Hall of Fame, University of Kentucky




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Jim Owens was born in 1927 add something


Owens played college football at the University of Oklahoma from 1946 to 1949, under head coach Bud Wilkinson add something


He played a year of pro football in 1950 and was a college assistant coach for six years under the legendary Bear Bryant at the University of Kentucky and Texas A&M University add something


According to legend, after the 1956 season, when the Washington Huskies were looking for a head coach, Bryant indicated to reporters that Owens "will make a great coach for somebody some day add something


In 1959 and 1960, he led the Washington to back-to-back ten-win seasons and consecutive Rose Bowl wins add something


Owens concurrently served as the athletic director at Washington from 1960 to 1969 add something


Don James (American football) - In December 1974, Don James was hired by University of Washington athletic director Joseph Kearney to succeed Jim Owens as head coach


He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1982 add something

Jim Owens died in 2009 add something