Jim Owens

Jim Owens has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football quarterback for Garland High School and Austin College Owens was a 1953 graduate of Garland High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track, was second team all-district as a junior and first team all-district as a senior in football. Also, Owens was all-district in basketball. He was named to the AllĀ¬ Greater Dallas football team -as a senior -and was named the1952 Class A-A Athlete of the Year by the Saturday Morning Quarterback Club of Dallas. After high school, he attended Navarro Junior College where he was starting quarterback before transferring to Austin College. Owens was a two-sport athlete at Austin -College. A two-year starter at quarterback for the football team, and he also participated in golf. He was co-captain of the Navarro football team, as he had been at -Garland High School After leaving Austin College, he served as a football coach in both the high school and collegiate ranks for 21 years, including stints at Lubbock High School, Grand Saline High School, Wilmer Hutchins High School, Center High School, Tarleton State University, and Henderson County Junior College (now Trinity Valley Community College). He was head coach at Lubbock, Grand Saline, Wilmer Hutchins, and Center high schools. After leaving coaching, he served as an N-F-L talent scout for 22 years, the final 16 with the Detroit Lions. Owens was Co-Coach of the year in 1975 while at Navarro Junior College, and in 2005, he was inducted into the Austin College Athlete's Hall of Honor. Jim Owens and his wife, Charlotte, have three children and six grandchildren.