|Position:||Director of Operations|
Teddy Owens is in his third season as Director of Basketball Operations for the Nebraska basketball program and fourth year on Tim Miles’ staff. Owens was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations in June of 2014.
As director of basketball operations, Owens serves as the primary day-to-day administrator within the basketball office, where he handles the budget, coordinates team travel and works with the coaching staff on scheduling. Owens serves as the liaison with other Athletics Department areas, including academics, HuskerVision, communications and life skills. In 2013-14, Owens served as the administrative coordinator for the Husker basketball program.
Before joining the Nebraska staff, Owens spent two seasons working as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma under Lon Kruger. While at Oklahoma, he was in charge of on-campus recruiting tours for recruits and family members, created recruiting pieces, assisted in individual workouts and practices and helped coordinate Oklahoma’s summer basketball camps. The Sooners went 20-12 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012-13.
In addition to his work at Oklahoma, Owens spent three seasons as the basketball coach at Lincoln Christian in Tulsa, Okla., compiling a 48-27 record leading the school to a pair of Class 2A state tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. He also was an assistant coach at Holland Hall Preparatory, Tulsa Edison High School and Metro Christian Academy. He served as a student manager at Oklahoma State during the 2003-04 season, when the Cowboys went 31-4, won the Big 12 title and reached the Final Four.
Owens received his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Oklahoma State and his master’s degree in human relations from Oklahoma in May of 2013. He is the son of former Kansas basketball coach Ted Owens, who went 348-182 in 19 seasons at Kansas from 1965 to 1983. The elder Owens won six Big Eight titles and reached the Final Four with the Jayhawks in 1971 and 1974.
Teddy and his wife Ashley have two sons, Layton Bracket and Nash Naismith.