Cerritos High School hires winning head football coach known for near-impossible turnarounds

Darin Owens has taken four losing high school teams to championship wins. Can he do it again?

(PR NewsChannel) / February 3, 2012 / CERRITOS, Calif. 

Darin Owens High School football coach

Winning high school football coach Darin Owens is headed to Cerritos High School. (Photo courtesy: PRPreps.com)

As head football coach, Darin Owens has pulled off near miracles at four separate high schools by flipping losing teams into winners. 

He’s been so successful turning around high school teams, Hollywood has taken notice and there’s a movie in the early stages of development.

Owens has been hired by Cerritos High School to work his magic. The last coach resigned before the 2011 season.

But with an 11 game losing streak, only 10 touchdowns scored the entire 2011 season and just five wins in five years, even Owens acknowledges he may be facing his biggest challenge to date at Cerritos High.

“I’m ready to jump in and get to work. This is an opportunity to turn a negative atmosphere into a positive one,” says Owens.

By hiring him, Owens says it’s clear the school is committed to winning.

Today he told players, students and faculty Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he is currently head coach, that he is leaving.

When Owens arrived in Idaho in 2008 he faced huge challenges: The team was on a 23 game losing streak and had only scored three offensive touchdowns the previous season. Morale was at all-time low. Hillcrest, once the jewel of Idaho Falls, had not had a winning season in 10 years and didn’t even make the playoffs. The community there was skeptical. But that first year–in just one season–it all turned around.

Owens led the Knights to the seemingly impossible: A championship.

The team won every game but one and captured the state championship–breaking school records and state rushing records along the way.

In a single season, Owens helped restore Hillcrest to glory. And the team has continued its winning ways ever since.

Owens has accomplished similar feats at three high schools before Hillcrest. And it’s what he plans to do again at Cerritos High.

“For me, it’s about expecting to win, preparing to win and believing,” says Owens.

Owens is originally from California. So this head coaching  job at Cerritos represents a homecoming.

Owens is represented by Glenn Selig at the PR firm The Publicity Agency.

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