Feb. 17, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech assistant coach Lamar Owens is among 39 NCAA football coaches invited to the 2016 NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy Feb. 19-21 in Tampa, Florida.
A committee composed of coaches and administrators from the Association membership selected 29 participants from the NCAA. The NFL selected 30 participants, many also current NCAA coaches, through an internal process.
Owens has been on Tech’s staff since 2008 and has been the Yellow Jackets’ A-back coach since 2010. He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Maryland in May 2008 after completing his football career at the U.S. Naval Academy under head coach Paul Johnson.
The academy was developed in 2011 as a collaborative effort between NCAA leadership development and NFL Player Engagement to boost diversity in the college game. The invitees from NCAA member schools are coaches who have fewer than eight years of college coaching experience. The college coaches will learn and network with NCAA athletics administrators, NCAA national office staff, current and former NFL players, NFL directors of player personnel and NFL Player Engagement staff.
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