Owen Houghton is entering his fourth season as assistant coach of the Franklin Pierce University golf program in 2012-13. Houghton, though, is no stranger to the program as he guided the team as its head coach for 22 seasons prior to becoming the assistant.
Houghton, the longest tenured head coach in Franklin Pierce history, has enjoyed a strong run of success while being part of the program. In 2011-12, he helped lead the team to a second-place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship (highest finish ever in program history) and a trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament (program's first-ever trip to the national championship). He has guided three Franklin Pierce players to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men's Open Golf Championships, while also working with a pair of golfers last season (B.J. Powers & Ian Landry), who earned First-Team All-NE-10 honors. The Ravens have continued to show improvement on a yearly basis since joining the highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference in 2000.
Houghton's golfers have performed in the classroom as well as the field of play as several individuals have earned NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll status.
The former Dean of Students at the College, Dr. Houghton retired in 1992 and now dedicates himself to the Ravens golf program.
When he is not teeing off at The Shattuck, home course of the Ravens, Houghton is the Director of Senior Care Management Services in Jaffrey, N.H.
Houghton and his wife, Norma, reside in Jaffrey.