Tulane Hall of Famer
Year Inducted: 2001
One of the Wave's top pitchers during the World War II era, John Owen compiled a 22-8 record for the Tulane nine while taking time out to serve in the Navy in 1945-46. A New Orleans native who attended Fortier High School, Owen helped Tulane to a 21-5 record in 1945. He graduated from Tulane in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in education and became a teacher and coach in the Orleans Parish School System where he worked for 30 years.