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Miami (Ohio) parts ways with coach Jack Owens

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Miami (Oh) Redhawks head coach Jack Owens pumps up the crowd during free throws in the second half of an NCAA mens college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. The Cincinnati Bearcats won, 59-58.Cincinnati Bearcats At Miami Oh Redhawks Dec 1
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Miami (Ohio) fired head coach Jack Owens on Wednesday after five seasons.

Owens, 44, led the Redhawks to just one winning season and finishes with a 70-83 overall record.

“I want to thank Jack Owens for his tremendous effort and work ethic in leading Miami Basketball,” athletic director David Sayler said in a statement. “We all have a great amount of respect for Jack, who he is, how he conducts himself and how he ran the program. Jack’s leadership throughout the pandemic was always centered on student-athlete well-being and he accomplished a lot in challenging times. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Miami finished with a 14-18 (8-12 MAC) record in 2021-22 after a 5-0 start, including a win over Georgia Tech.

Owens was the associate head coach at Purdue before taking the reins in Oxford, Ohio. Miami was his first head coaching job.

As a player, Owens averaged 9.3 points, 4.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 76 games (56 starts) with Murray State (1995-96) and Eastern Illinois (1997-99).

–Field Level Media