|Position:||Assistant Director of Athletic Performance|
Amir Owens, a former football player at Idaho State and agraduate student at Eastern Washington University, is EWU’sassistant athletic director for athletic performance. He began inMarch 2014, and oversees the strength and conditioning program forthe school’s 14-sport program at the NCAA Division Ilevel.
Owens is formerly from Tacoma and attended Curtis High School,and graduated from Idaho State in 2010. He has been at Easternsince July of 2011, and is on schedule to receive hismaster’s degree in exercise science this June.
He is certified by the National Strength and ConditioningAssociation (CSCS) and USA Weightlifting (USAW Level 1), and isalso CPR/AED certified by the American Red Cross.
While a graduate student at Eastern, he has served as assistantdirector for athletic performance, and twice served as interimdirector of the department. Most specifically, he has worked withdesign and implementation of all phases of training for Eaglefootball, men’s and women’s basketball andwomen’s soccer teams.
Owens has also worked with the College Preparatory Academy inSpokane as strength and conditioning coach, and from August 2011 toSeptember of 2012 worked at the Spokane Athletic Club as aperformance enhancement coach. He also served as a physicaltherapist assistant and director of the MVP FIT program at MVPPhysical Therapy in Fircrest, Wash., from December 2010 to June of2011. In addition, he had an internship at Catz Sports Performancein Renton, Wash.
While at ISU, he had internships in sports medicine and coachingafter playing safety for the Bengals from 2006-09. He played in 38games as a four-year letter winner, and finished with 63 tacklesand five passes broken up. He earned Dean’s List honors atISU and received his bachelor’s degree in exercise sciencewith a minor in coaching in May 2010.
Owens graduated from Curtis High School where he lettered infootball, basketball and track. He was a team captain as a juniorand senior in football when he earned first team all-league honors.He also placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at the WIAA trackand field championships.
Owens was born Oct, 17, 1986, in Tacoma, Wash. He and his fianceDevan Candiotta will be getting married on Aug. 2, 2014.