Freddie Owens enters his third season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at the College of the Holy Cross. In 2015-16, Owens helped the Crusaders to their first NCAA Tournament victory since 1953 and their first Patriot League Tournament title since 2007. Holy Cross also won all four of its Patriot League Tournament games on the road, becoming the first team in conference history to accomplish that feat.
Owens, who enters his eleventh year of collegiate coaching, has now been a part of eight NCAA Tournament teams as either a player or a coach. Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Owens was an assistant coach at Utah Valley University, Oregon State University and the University of Montana.
In 2013-2014, Owens helped the Oregon State Beavers to an overall record of 16-16 and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational post season tournament.
During his four years at Montana from 2009-2013, he helped the Grizzlies to four straight 20-win seasons and a total of 93 victories. Montana also won two Big Sky regular season championships and three Big Sky Conference Tournament titles while making three trips to the NCAA Tournament (2010, 2012 and 2013). Montana also played in the College Basketball Invitational in 2011.
Coach Owens is a graduate of Milwaukee Washington High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University. He is also the founder and CEO of the Milwaukee Coaches Association.