Steve Owens the highly successful coach at Bryant has been named HC at Rutgers! Good for him he is a very good coach and will be hard for Bryant to replace. We played them a few times and they were always a challenge. I believe we lost to them in regionals at Kansas State a few years ago.
Arkansas split with Bryant at that regional in Manhattan, then won a series over the Bulldogs a year or two ago in Fayetteville. I interviewed Coach Owens for quite some time prior to the series and came away impressed at how engaging he was. A lot of coaches at those small schools get a stigma that they can’t win at big schools and never leave. We’ll see how he does at Rutgers, but at least he’s getting a chance to prove himself.