Head Men's Golf Coach, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Adjunct Professor, Owens Community College
2006 Transfer Student
"Owens was the greatest thing to ever happen in my life. It got me back on track and gave me a second chance. I wouldn't be where I am today without it"
Business Management Technology,AAB
Profile of Excellence:
Owens Community College Alumnus
Josh Williams grew up in Fostoria, Ohio. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1998. He played golf and was offered many scholarships to colleges throughout the state.
He decided not to play golf and to attend Ohio State instead. He missed friends at home and decided not to continue with his classes. He came home and began working for a landscape company in Findlay, Ohio.
After about five years, the head golf coach at Owens Community College called and asked him to try out for the new team they were building.
He went to try outs and ended up being offered a scholarship.
"Owens was the greatest thing to ever happen in my life. It got me back on track and gave me a second chance. I wouldn't be where I am today without it," said Williams.
He spent two years working on his general education classes and finding out what he wanted to do for a career.
Playing golf was a major part of forming who he is today. His golf coach, Jim Welling, acted as a mentor and inspired Williams to be a mentor.
In 2007, Williams accepted a position as Assistant Coach for the Men's Golf Team. This year he was promoted to the Head Men's Golf Coach. Additionally, he is also the Assistant Coach for the Men's Basketball team and an adjunct professor for the Health and Physical Education program.
"I love my role as a coach. I can barely articulate how great it is to help students achieve their goals in life," said Williams.
He is proud of the golf legacy at Owens. The golf team is currently ranked second athletically in the United States for its freshman players. Academically, they also fare well. In 2009, the team was ranked second best in the country for its academic prowess. This year, they anticipate having several students ranked as Academic All Americans.
Williams is currently attending Ashford University and working on his bachelor's degree in sports management.
He plans on continuing to coach for Owens for the foreseeable future.
"Owens is my home," said Williams. "It would take a lot for me to leave."
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