Honorary Chair - Lee Owens

 

Lee Owens will be in his 19th season leading Ashland University’s football program when the 2022 season kicks off in September.  Owens has guided the Eagles to 127 wins, two undefeated regular seasons, five NCAA Division II postseason appearances, and three conference championships. Over the course of his time at Ashland, Owens has been AFCA Division II Region 3 Coach of the Year three times 

In a 40-plus-year coaching career, he has been the head man at a storied prep program such as Massillon Washington, been an assistant coach at The Ohio State University for four years, and won a state title leading Galion High School. 

In 38 seasons as a college and high school head coach, all in the state of Ohio, Owens has collected 256 career wins.

He is no stranger to adversity. In 1985, Davidge’s first wife, Leanne, was killed in a car

accident. Leanne was the women’s tennis coach at Miami and they had a young son

Rob. While at Ohio State, Leanne was a Delta Gamma sorority sister of Dena Logan

and an All-American tennis play for the Buckeyes. Leanne is in the Ohio State Athletics

HOF and her father Bill Grimes was a teammate of Dick Logan’s at Ohio State.

An endowed scholarship “The Leanne Grimes-Davidge Award” is presented annually to

a female athlete who reflects Leanne’s outstanding qualities of athletic performance,

scholarship, character, campus or community involvement and leadership. Bill Davidge

serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the Ohio State Scholar-Athlete event that

honors student-athletes who have excelled in their sport and in the classroom and

community.

Somehow it all seems right that Bill Davidge serve as the Honoree at the 14 th Annual

Logan Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic.

 

 

Lee Owens Picture Program.JPG