Courtney Owen has called for the Assistant Coach of Women’s Football

Villanova, Pa.- Women’s soccer coach Samar Azem announced the addition of an assistant coach Courtney Owen to his staff. Owen is coming to Villanova after working as an assistant coach at alma mater Wake Forest for the past six seasons.

“Our priority is to put the right people in and out of our system,” said Azem. “Courtney meets that standard in a unique way. She is a person of high integrity, quality leadership and continuous service to the athletes. Over the past six years Courtney has been an important part of Wake Forest’s national success and has helped the program achieve that. he loves the plan on which we base our system. “

During his time at Wake Forest the team advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times and advanced to the sweet 16 in 2018. In the ACC play the Demon Deacons in 2021 played in the semi-finals of the tournament and in the quarterfinals of 2017. Owen coached Jenna Menta and Shayla Smart, both of whom have won regional titles this past season.

Owen shared, “I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be an Assistant Coach here in Villanova. I would like to thank you. Samar Azem, Colby Cunninghamand Mark Jackson get a chance to join Women’s Soccer Workers and become a member of the Villanova Family. I would like to thank Tony da Luz, John Currie and the rest of my Wake Forest Soccer family for their amazing journey, support, and guidance over the past five years. Villanova is a University I have always loved, and I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful place. I look forward to getting started! “

Owen played at Wake Forest from 2010-13, expanding his role in each team throughout the season. He has appeared in 25 games in total, including 16 in his senior season. His first job goal came in his last home game, winning the game against Morehead State in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

A 2014 cum laude graduate of Wake Forest with a degree in psychology, Owen joined the coaching staff in 2014, working as a coach at the Twin City Soccer Academy in Winston-Salem. He then worked as an assistant coach with both Lake Braddock Secondary School and Braddock Road Youth Club in Virginia from 2015-16.

While at Wake Forest, he was heavily involved in football camps, working as a coach for three years before acting as camp manager in 2014. He also worked as a student at the Deacon Club in 2013.

Azem continues, “He has an amazing ability to identify talent and help students – runners learn to bring out the best in them. I have never been more grateful to have Colby and Courtney on this trip with me and our players. “We have great people in our system, and the future is in the hands of Villanova women’s soccer.”

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