Jay Owen
Jay Owen
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 937-327-6451
Email: owenj@wittenberg.edu
Previous College: Salisbury, 1997
Office: Carnegie 211
Wittenberg Record: 46-45 (2014-present)
Career Record: Same

Jay Owen was named the sixth head coach in program history in August 2013

Wittenberg Career

  • Named 2017 NCAC Coach of the Year
  • Owen olds a career record of 46-45, with a conference tally of 27-20.
  • Since heading up the Red and White, Owen has coached 25 tigers to All-NCAC honors, as well as 19 players earning NCAC Academic Honor Roll awards.
  • Two Tigers (Aaron Blossey & David Strahm) earned First Team All-Region honors under Owen's guidance in 2017.
  • Under Jay Owen's tutelage, one Tiger (Sean Kelleher) earned an invitation to the Division III North-South All-Star Game. 

Previous coaching experience

  • Spent the previous 15 seasons at Salisbury University.
  • Won five NCAA Division III National Championships.
  • Involved in all aspects of the Salisbury program, with a primary focus on the defense.
  • Coached 25 All-Americans, and 10 Defensive Player of the Year award winners. 
  • Helped the team achieve an NCAA record 69-game win streak.

Playing Career

  • Played at Division III Salisbury University.
  • Part of two NCAA Division III National Championships teams.
  • 2-time All-CAC defensemen, Salisbury team captain as a senior.
  • Received conference academic awards following each of his four seasons.
  • Part of a then NCAA record 47-game win streak


  • Holds a pair of Bachelors degrees from Salisbury in Communications and History
  • Resides in Springfield with his wife Gwen and their three children Andrew, Molly, and Landon.
Jay Owen Year-by-Year
Season Overall NCAC
2014 10-5 4-3
2015 9-6 6-2
2016 8-7 4-4
2017 9-7 6-2
2018 6-9 4-4
2019 4-11 3-5
Overall 46-45 27-20