Dave Owens was hired as the women's bobsled head coach in May 2010 to lead the U.S. team through the 2014 Games.
After his collegiate football career at the University of Tulsa and a semi-pro football stint in Europe, Owens competed as an elite bobsled push athlete on the World Cup team for four seasons. He finished as high as fourth in the four-man bobsled 2000 World Championships.
Owens retired from competition after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, but remained active in the sport as an official. Nominated for his tenacity, strength and dedication to the sport, Owens was selected to carry the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Owens has worked as an FIBT official since 2002. He served as the assistant chief of competition at the 2002 Olympics and assistant race director at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games while organizing internal and external logistics for athletes and equipment.
Owens has coached for more than 18 years including the football, baseball and track programs at Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Okla. Owens is also the president of Eagle Training Systems, Inc.
Owens earned his Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Exercise from the University of Tulsa. He and his wife, Kim, are the proud parents of five-year-old triplets; Kennedy, Eisenhower (Ike) and Madison.