WATCH: Palm Bay Pirates Introduce the Team’s Football Coaching Staff for the 2021 Season
By Space Coast Daily // March 15, 2021
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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Pirates introduced the team’s football coaching staff for the 2021 season.
Palm Bay Magnet High School named former Space Coast Vipers Head Coach Jake Owens as the new head coach for their football program in February.
“I’m honored and proud to be named the new head football coach at Palm Bay Magnet High School,” said Owens.
“I’m excited to get to work with our Palm Bay student-athletes and coaches and begin the process to success for Pirate Football. Let the grind begin!”
Owens has been teaching at the South Lake Elementary in Titusville.
Last year, Owens worked on the Merritt Island Football coaching staff under Mustang head coach Hurlie Brown.
During his tenure as Space Coast head coach, their best season featured a 7-4 overall record in 2013, including a second playoff appearance in program history. Owens resigned as the Space Coast head coach in 2017 to take some time from coaching but returned in 2020 to coach at Merritt Island as an assistant coach.
Owens takes over for Dwayne Byrd, who resigned as the Palm Bay head coach in December to spend more time with family.
Byrd finished with a combined overall record of 3-14 in two seasons with the Pirates.
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