Jason Owens begins his first year as an assistant coach for the Pittsburg State University men’s basketball staff.
Owens joined head coach Kim Anderson’s staff on May 21, 2017, after previously serving on the men’s basketball staff at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo.
Owens spent three seasons at Moberly, helping the Greyhounds compile a 72-26 combined record. He helped Moberly to Region 16 and District 5 titles as well as an NJCAA Sweet 16 appearance in the 2015-16 campaign. Owens helped the Greyhounds to a 27-5 record and a Region 16 regular season title in 2016-17. Twenty-four player Owens coached at Moberly went on to play NCAA Division I or NCAA Division II basketball.
Prior to serving at Moberly, Owens spent three years on the basketball staff at Central Michigan University (2010-11 – 2012-13), serving as video coordinator in 2010-11 before being elevated to assistant coach starting with the 2011-12 season.
A Detroit, Mich., native, Owens also served as assistant coach at Siena Heights (Mich.) University from 2007-08 to 2009-10, coaching four NAIA All-Americans and helping the Saints to a 44-20 combined record. He also served as the junior varsity head coach at Siena Heights.
Owens began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan., during the 2006-07 season.
Owens played four years at Siena Heights University. He was a two-year captain for the Saints and earned All-Conference honors.
Owens earned a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from Siena Heights in 2006. He is married to Shaileen Thompson. The couple has two children: Jason, Jr., 8, and Maliya, 4.