Coach Owen Featured On DIII Wrestling Podcast
Averett University wrestling head coach Tommy Owen was featured on "The Ice Hour," a Division III wrestling podcast on mattalkonline.com.Owen appears on the latest episide with Jason Bryant, founder of Mat Talk Online. Owen was recently hired as Averett's first men's wrestling coach. The program will begin competition during the 2017-18 school year. Read More
Tommy Owen was named the first head coach of the Averett University mens wrestling program in October 2016. The Cougars will begin competition during the 2017-18 academic year.
Before coming to Averett, Owen spent two seasons as the head assistant coach at Division I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he coached NCAA national qualifiers and two conference champions in each of the past two years. His teams also were successful in the classroom, earning a top-14 Division I National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team ranking both years.
From 2013-16, Owen also served as a USA Wrestling national team volunteer coach, coaching a silver medalist and a bronze medalist at the 2014 University World Championships in Hungary.
Blake Roulo joined the Averett University men’s wrestling program as an assistant coach in July 2017.
Roulo came to Averett from Southern Virginia University, where he was an assistant coach for one season and helped guide the Knights to five program records during the 2016-17 season. His coaching experience also includes time as a camp counselor and clinician with the Ken Chertow Wrestling Camps, as a Patriot Elite RTC student coach at George Mason and private sessions, camps and clinics since 2011.
A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Roulo wrestled collegiately at Division I George Mason University, where he was a four-year starter and four-time all-conference selection. He finished second in the conference in 2012 and 2013, fifth in 2015 and fourth in 2016. Roulo was ranked as high as No. 12 in the NCAA rankings and qualified for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. In 2015, he finished fifth at the Greco Roman University Nationals in Akron, Ohio.