Lee Owens completed his ninth season as head coach at Ashland University and proved to be his most successful, as he led the Eagles to a GLIAC title and a record of 11-0 during the regular season.
Ashland head football coach Lee Owens will be the guest speaker at Monday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club at Tozzi’s on 12th. Lunch is at 11 a.m., with the program at 12:10.
This past season at Ashland marked Owens ninth season and proved to be his most successful, as he led the Eagles to a GLIAC title and a record of 11-0 during the regular season. Ashland eventually lost to West Texas A&M in the Division II Super Regionals.
Owens has guided Ashland to the playoffs three times (2007, 2008, 2012) and is 66-34 there.
Owens coached at Massillon from 1988-92 where he led the Tigers to a record of 35-13. He also had successful coaching stints at Lancaster, Galion and Crestview high schools, winning a state title in 1985 at Galion.
Owens was as an assistant coach at Ohio State for four years (1992-95) and then went on to Akron — where he was the head coach from 1995-2003. His college coaching record is 106-95.
As a head coach at the high school and college levels, Owens has an overall record of 195-127-2.