SCU Hall of Famer Joins Yale Coaching Staff


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Southwestern Christian University Hall of Famer Roman Owen has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at Yale.

Owen, a three-time NCCAA all-American at SCU, was announced as a member of the Yale coaching staff on June 26 after spending two years as the video coordinator for the women’s hoops program at Oklahoma.

“Roman Owen was a great player at SCU and is a special young man,” former SCU basketball coach Mark Arthur said. “He has been gifted with a high basketball IQ and a personality that people gravitate to. His appointment to Yale University is no surprise to those who know him, and we wish him the best.” 

Prior to assuming his post at OU, Owen was the head women’s basketball coach at Mid-America Christian for three seasons.

Owen, a graduate of Okarche High School, was a four-year starter for SCU from 2003-2008. He finished as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,802 points and averaged 17.7 points per game during his career.His teams combined for an overall record of 91-67.

Owen was a three-time all-American and led the Eagles to three NCCAA national tournament berths in 2006, 2007, and 2008 including national runner up in each of the last two seasons. He was recognized as the winner of the Pete Maravich Player-of-the-Year award given to the outstanding NCCAA student-athlete in Division II Men's Basketball as a senior.

Owen received his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from SCU in 2007 and later earned a master's degree in education at Central Oklahoma.

Owen was inducted into the SCU Hall of Fame on Feb. 27, 2015, at the annual alumni banquet.

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