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Jim Owens
Sport Football
Born March 6, 1927(1927-03-06)
Died June 6, 2009 (aged 82)
Career highlights
Overall 99-82-6
Playing career
1946-49 University of Oklahoma
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957-74 Washington

Jim Owens (March 6, 1927 – June 6, 2009) was the head football coach at the University of Washington from 1957 to 1974.

He played for the University of Oklahoma from 1946 to 1949. Owens was an assistant under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant at both the University of Kentucky and Texas A&M.[1]

According to legend, after the 1956 season, when the Washington Huskies were looking for a head coach, Bryant indicated to reporters that Owens "will make a great coach for somebody some day".[2] During his tenure at Washington, he compiled a 99-82-6 record. In 1959 and 1960, he led the team to back to back ten win seasons, back to back Rose Bowl wins and a national championship in 1960. He also led the Huskies to the 1964 Rose Bowl.

Owens was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Washington Huskies (Pacific-8 Conference) (1957–1974)
1957 Washington 3-6-1 3-4 7
1958 Washington 3-7 1-6 8
1959 Washington 10-1 6-1 1-T W 44-8 Rose Bowl 7 8
1960 Washington 10-1 7-0 1 W 17-7 Rose Bowl 5 6
1961 Washington 5-4-1 2-1-1 2-T
1962 Washington 7-1-2 4-1 2 14
1963 Washington 6-5 4-1 1 L 7-17 Rose Bowl 15
1964 Washington 6-4 5-2 3
1965 Washington 5-5 4-3 4
1966 Washington 6-4 4-3 4
1967 Washington 5-5 3-4 3-T
1968 Washington 3-5-2 1-5-1 8
1969 Washington 1-9 1-7 7
1970 Washington 6-4 4-3 2-T
1971 Washington 8-3 4-3 3-T 19
1972 Washington 8-3 4-3 3-T
1973 Washington 2-9 0-7 8
1974 Washington 5-6 3-4 5-T
Washington: 99-82-6 60-58-2
Total: 99-82-6
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Darrell Royal
University of Washington Head Football Coaches
1957-1974
Succeeded by
Don James
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