Tara A. Owens was named athletic director of BCCC on January 18, 2010.Owens will enter her second year as the head coach of the women's basketball team. In Owens first season as head coach, the women's basketball team posted 21 wins in the season on the way to capturing the 2013-14 MD JUCO Championship. The Lady Panthers eventually felll to Harford Community College in the Region XX Championship.Before coming to BCCC, Owens spent two seasons (2007-09) as the head women’s basketball coach at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va.Prior to NSU, Owens served as the head coach at Elizabeth City State University for three seasons, compiling a 58-31 record and leading the Lady Vikings to the finals of the CIAA Tournament on two occasions (2005, 2007).In 2006-07, Owens led ECSU to a 21-10 record, one of two 20-win seasons during her three-year tenure. After falling to North Carolina Central in the CIAA Tournament championship game, the Lady Vikings earned an at-large berth to the NCAA South Atlantic Regional. That team was led by CIAA Player of the Year Celeste Trahan, a Daktronics Division II second-team All-American.Owens got her start in coaching at Division II Cheyney (Pa.) University. She served as an assistant coach for two seasons prior to taking over as head coach from 1998-2004. At Cheyney, Owens also held the title of senior woman administrator and project administrator/activity director for the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP).A 1993 graduate of Virginia State University, Owens played for the Trojans from 1988-1991. She received her bachelor’s degree from VSU in physical education/health and completed her master’s degree in administration and supervision at Cheyney University in 1998.Owens holds memberships in the National Association of Female Executives, Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association.
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