Semi-Pro Turns Local Coach


Courtesy of Kelly Hawkins

New coach Brad Owens begins his first season as SWHS soccer coach, replacing former coach Gary Warman.

Mauricio Medina

Former Semi-Pro Soccer player Brad Owens, 50, has taken a leap and will now be the new head coach at Sedro-Woolley High School Starting March 2. This will be a new chapter in his career from a player to being the coach.
This came after former Head Coach Gary Warman stepped down earlier this year in order to spend time with his family. Owens had been coming to help with the soccer program for several years, so he had experience with the program, which was a key factor in him being hired.
“He thinks a lot like Gary Warman in many aspects,” said C Team Soccer Coach Patrick Huggins.
Owens had previously played for Skagit Valley College in 1988 where he had been one of the top scorers and went undefeated for the season. Owens had also played on Semi-Pro Soccer team, The Seattle Seadogs, under Fernando Clavijo before the team dissolved in 1997.
Owens first year will be one to keep an eye on as no one knows what surprises he will bring to the team.
“Brad has many varieties for playing the game and having multiple plans if things aren’t working,” said Huggins.