Assistant Coach Scott Owen
Scott Owen begins his second season as an assistant wrestling coach at Bloomsburg. In his first year at Bloomsburg Owen helped coach four NCAA qualifiers and one All-American in Matt Moley.
Owen came to Bloomsburg from the United States Naval Academy where he spent three seasons as an assistant with the Middies helping send 16 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships while also helping produce four All-Americans and two, top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships.
Prior to his time at Navy, Owen worked at his alma mater Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill., where he helped lead the Huskies to national recognition on the mats. He served as a volunteer and assistant coach at the MAC school from 2004-05, where he helped coach seven NCAA Championship qualifiers and one NCAA Finalist.
As a member of the New York Athletic Club, Owen was a three-time Freestyle World Team Trials qualifier, a US Open place winner and was ranked as high as third in the country at 74 kilograms. He placed in numerous international tournaments including a fifth place showing at the 2007 Ivan Yariguine International held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, considered one of the toughest tournaments in the world. He also won the Sunkist International Open earlier that season.
As a collegiate wrestler at Northern Illinois, Owen was a four-time NCAA qualifier and two-time All-American, placing fifth at 157 pounds in 2002 and 2003. He was the nation's top-ranked wrestler during the 2002-03 season and was a three-time Mid-American Conference champion. He ended his career as the all-time wins leader in Northern Illinois history and is just one of three Northern Illinois wrestlers to finish his career as a two-time All-American.
Before wrestling at Northern Illinois, Owen was a three-time New Mexico state champion and was a two-time member of the ASICS All-American Team in 1996 and 1997.
He also excelled in the classroom, where he graduated for NIU with a 3.63 GPA in biological sciences with an emphasis in pre-med and a minor in chemistry. He was a two-time member of the NWCA First-team Academic All-America Team and was named to the Verizon / CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team in 2002. He was a four-time Dean's List honoree and a five-time Northern Illinois Victory Scholar, which is awarded to athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher. He earned his master's degree in sport management from Northern Illinois in December of 2007.
Owen was married in September of 2009 to the former Brenda Renae Kiecker. The couple resides in Bloomsburg.