Coach Bob Owen

Bob Owen began his remarkable career 44 years ago at Billings Central. After a one-year stint, he stepped into the head wrestling position at Polson (1975) and 43 years later he’s still there.

With more than 400 career wins on the mat, Coach Owen leads the state in wrestling wins. Under Owen’s watch, the Pirates have garnered 17 divisional trophies, including eight championships and eight State trophies, two of which were state titles.

Bob is a two-time MCA Coach of the Year and was a NHSACA Wrestling Finalist in 2011. He has been nominated for MCA coach of the year honors 7 times. For seven years, Owen coached the Montana HS USAW National Team. He has served on the MHSA Sports Committee since 1990 and is the current chairman.

Blasts from the Past

Bob Owen – MCA HOF Class of 2018

Longevity and Service

    44 Years

  • 1975-2018 Polson HS Head Wrestling (43 yrs.)
  • 1974-75 Billings Central HS Head Wrestling, Asst. Football, Asst. Track & Field

Success in Montana

    Head Coach

  • 2018 Wrestling 3rd Divisional
  • 2017 Wrestling 2nd Divisional
  • 2016 Wrestling 2nd State, 2nd Divisional
  • 2012 Wrestling 1st Divisional
  • 2011 Wrestling 1st Divisional
  • 2010 Wrestling 1st Divisional
  • 2007 Wrestling 3rd State, 1st Divisional
  • 2004 Wrestling 2nd State, 1st Divisional
  • 2003 Wrestling 2nd State, 2nd Divisional
  • 2002 Wrestling 3rd State, 2nd Divisional
  • 1998 Wrestling 2nd Divisional
  • 1996 Wrestling 1st State, 1st Divisional
  • 1995 Wrestling 1st State, 1st Divisional
  • 1994 Wrestling 1st Divisional
  • 1993 Wrestling 3rd Divisional
  • 1983 Wrestling 3rd State, 3rd Divisional
  • 1980 Wrestling 3rd Divisional

Professional Service and Honors

  • 1996 MCA Wrestling Coach of the Year
  • 1995 MCA Wrestling Coach of the Year
  • Nominated MCA Coach of the Year Wrestling
  • NHSACA National Coach of the Year Finalist Wrestling 2011
  • NCA Montana Coach of the Year 2016
  • Montana High School USAW National Team Training Camps & National Tournament 1998-2005
  • MHSA Sports Committee 1990-2018
  • MHSA Sports Committee Chairman 2015-2018
  • Director Western Montana Little Guy Wrestling 1977-2018

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