Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 63° Clear
Sports

Former wrestling coach John Owen pinch-hits at CV

Jan. 25, 2017 Updated Wed., Jan. 25, 2017 at 9:16 p.m.

From staff reports

When John Owen retired as Central Valley’s wrestling coach two years ago, he never expected to return.

But when Owen’s replacement, Shaun Williams, called just before Christmas, Owen knew something was up.

“He asked, ‘What are you doing?’,” Owen recalled.

Owen told Williams what his morning routine had become – coffee, read the newspaper and go for an occasional run.

Williams called because he needed help. A week after Christmas, he was scheduled to report for an eight-week stint of National Guard duty. He would miss the rest of the season.

So Williams put the interim tag of head coach on Owen’s son, Brian, and John Owen agreed to return to help his son for the balance of the season.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.