Friday, July 21, 2017

Red Owens

James L. "Red" "Jamie" Owens

September 2, 1925
Houston, TX??

October 11, 1988

1941-42 Jefferson Davis High School - Houston, TX (High School)
1942-43 Jefferson Davis High School - Houston, TX (High School)
1947-48 Baylor University (College)
1948-49 Baylor University (College)
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1949-50 Anderson Packers (NBA)
1950-51 Anderson Packers (NPBL)
1951-52 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1951-52 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1952-53 University of Houston (College) Assistant coach
1953-54 Anderson No. 1. Beverage - Indiana (Independent)
1954-55 Anderson No. 1. Beverage - Indiana (Independent)
1955-56 St Thomas High School - Houston (High School) Head coach

Owens went to Baylor and lead the team in scoring in his sophomore year (1947-48) but quit school after his junior season to go pro. He played three seasons professionally in the NBA and NPBL before returning to Baylor to finish his education. He then took an assistant coaching job at the University of Houston, and played some independent basketball before becoming a high school coach. An avid golfer, Red was later a golf pro in Houston.

Supposedly died in 1988, but I cannot find anything concrete to confirm that.



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