Podcast: E027 – Ted Owens

He’s a member of the Elite Eight—the only eight coaches in the more than 120-year history of Jayhawk basketball. And though his tenure didn’t end the way he would’ve liked, Ted Owens isn’t bitter about his experience at KU. If anything, Owens fondly remembers his time as the Kansas head coach, which includes trips to two Final Fours and some of the all-time KU greats. He coached five All-Americans, all of whom have jerseys hanging in Allen Fieldhouse, and won six Big Eight Conference titles. And despite the ending, the opportunity to lead the Kansas program and the love he felt from Jayhawk fans are things he won’t ever forget. What led to so many good days, moments and memories? In this episode, we go inside his story, and how he recruited some of the greatest Jayhawks in history.