Michael Llanas has been named women's basketball coach at Owens Community College.
Llanas replaces Matt Godfrey, who served as interim head coach in 2003-04.
Llanas has coached for 19 years at various levels. Since 1997, he has served as head AAU basketball coach for Team Sports Rockers Basketball/Team Ohio. Earlier this year he led Team Ohio to the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, reaching the sweet sixteen and compiling a 4-4 overall record.
He was the varsity girls coach at Elmwood High School from 1995-97, compiling a 20-25 rec-ord. He was also an assistant coach at Elmwood and Gibsonburg.
Owens was 24-11 overall and 9-5 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference last season.
The Express made its fourth trip to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, finishing ninth in the tournament.