Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Friday that Teddy Owens has been named director of operations.
“Teddy will be terrific as our director of operations. It is a challenging job, but one he will handle well. In this role, we rely on him to be a liaison for our program both on campus and in the community and Teddy possesses both the personality and organization skills to make sure our program is running smoothly.”
Owens served as administrative coordinator for the Huskers during the 2013-14 season, assisting Miles and his staff in daily operations, on-campus recruiting, student-athlete outreach, social media initiatives and other program events such as the Legends Weekend and the Husker Buddies youth camp.
Owens replaces Jayden Olson, who was named an assistant coach at North Dakota State earlier this spring. Before joining the Nebraska staff in July 2013, Owens spent two seasons working as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma under Lon Kruger.
Owens 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.