Miami Redhawks name Jack Owens as next head basketball coach

Updated: Mar. 29, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT
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OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Miami University has named Jack Owens, a former Purdue associate head coach, as their next head men's basketball coach.

In Owens' nine seasons at Purdue, three years as an assistant and the last six years as an associate head coach, the Boilermakers made the NCAA tournament seven times, including three trips to the Sweet 16.

Owens has also helped produce five NBA draft picks during his time in West Lafayette, IN.

"I'm extremely excited about becoming the head men's basketball coach at Miami University," said Owens. "I would like to thank President Greg Crawford and Athletic Director David Sayler for this opportunity and I look forward to not only rebuilding this championship program, but also making this program one that all Miami alumni can be proud of."

Owens becomes the 27th coach in Miami basketball history. Owens will formally be introduced at an 11 a.m. press conference on the court at Millett Hall on Thursday (March 30).

The public is invited to this free event.

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