Owen Ranger, head JV coach for Team Endless in 2015, is a resident of Washington, D.C. who has coached six different sports at the high school level over the last fifteen years.
Coach Owen grew up primarily in Anchorage, Alaska, where he played baseball and basketball during their seasons while swimming competitively year-round. After spending his ninth grade year at Lumen Christi HS in Anchorage, where he lettered in basketball, Coach Owen went to Woodberry Forest School, an all-boys boarding school in central Virginia, where he played basketball for one season and lettered in swimming. Upon graduation he went to his family's new home in Valdez, Alaska, and spent the summer of 2001 serving as the interim coach for the Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club and helping out with the new high school baseball program. That fall he worked at the sports desk of KTUU, Anchorage's NBC affiliate, while serving as the inaugural girls' head coach for Lumen Christi. Coach Owen then went to the Dominican Republic for five months, where he studied at Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra and was the starting small forward for the university's basketball team.
After leaving the Dominican Republic, Coach Owen returned to Valdez, where he spent the next five summers coaching a combination of Little League baseball, high school baseball, and high school football while he was home from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. At Pepperdine, Coach Owen was known as a Waves "superfan" who attended almost every home contest in a giant Afro wig painted in the school colors of blue and orange. He also was a two-year starter for the school's rugby team, a student manager for the men's basketball team under head coach Paul Westphal, and studied coaching under Hall of Fame men's volleyball coach Dr. Marv Dunphy.
Six months after graduating from Pepperdine in 2006 with a degree in history and Spanish, Coach Owen moved to Washington, DC, where he began coaching basketball, softball, volleyball, and strength and conditioning at National Cathedral School. He became the head volleyball coach in 2009, and helped develop 2010-11 DC Gatorade Player of the Year Isabel Eberstadt throughout her four-year career. After leaving NCS in 2011, Coach Owen moved on to Holy Child School in Potomac, Maryland, where he again coached volleyball, and middle school swimming as well.
Upon joining Team Endless in March 2015, Coach Owen was named the JV head coach. His team reached the finals of the Suburban Coalition spring and summer leagues, and played well in all three showcase tournaments that they entered, reaching the finals bracket in two of them. He is excited to continue working with Team Endless in 2016.
Coach Owen has a passion for working with kids and young adults to help them develop their full athletic and academic potential. During his career he has coached six different sports (basketball, volleyball, baseball, football, softball, and swimming) at the high school level, and eighteen of his athletes have gone on to compete at the collegiate level in one of those sports. His goal with Team Endless is to help every child he coaches develop a strong fundamental foundation and understanding of the game that will help them prosper at the high school level and hopefully beyond. When he is not coaching for Team Endless, Coach Owen works at First Financial Group in Bethesda and at Legal Sea Foods across the street from the Verizon Center.