Marty Owens
Marty Owens
Title: Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Operations / Director of Women's Triathlon
Phone: 336-316-2211
Email: owensmj@guilford.edu
Year: 2nd Season
Previous College: Ursinus '91
B/T: @triduath40

Marty Owens took over as the Quakers’ first director of cross country and track and field in September 2018. He was named Guilford's first director of women's triathlon the following year.

As Susquehanna’s head men’s track and field coach, Owens mentored six NCAA All-Americans, 36 NCAA Championship Qualifiers, three conference champions, and seven U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic selections. In his 13 seasons as head coach, Owens also mentored 10 Landmark Conference Track Athletes of the Year, six Landmark Rookies of the Year, and six Landmark Field Athletes of the Year. Under Owens' supervision, the River Hawks won the Landmark Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Championship in 2009 and the Landmark Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship in 2014.

On the women’s side, the River Hawks produced 25 NCAA championship qualifiers and 11 All-Americans, including Emily Lepley, the 2005 NCAA Division III national champion in the 400-meter hurdles. Owens coached two USTFCCCA Division III Mideast Region Track Athletes of the Year and 11 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees. Owens had four Landmark Field Athletes of the Year, three Rookies of the Year, and five Track Athletes of the Year.

Susquehanna’s cross country teams also enjoyed success under Owens’ watch. The men won five Landmark Conference titles and the women garnered two. Owens also coached 2003 All-American Ryan Gleason, the second harrier so honored in Susquehanna history. Overall, Owens coached 12 NCAA Championship qualifiers and 20 USTFCCCA All-Academic competitors.

Owens won the 2005 USTFCCCA Division III Mideast Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year as well as 14 Landmark Coach of the Year honors across the six sports he coached.

A 1991 Ursinus College graduate, Owens is a competitive marathoner and triathlete who has twice qualified for the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. He is a USA Triathlon Level I certified coach and USA Track & Field Level II Endurance Coach. Owens has coached triathletes of various levels competing in all distances, from sprint to IRONMAN, through his private business. A 2015 USA Triathlon All-American, Owens has twice competed in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and placed second at the 1997 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon.