‘A selfless man’: Columbus West football coach Aaron Owens dies at 56

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As a man of faith and as an educator, Aaron Owens made it his mission to help students in Columbus City Schools.

When a West High School student needed a ride to summer school, Owens arranged for transportation.

“He was the graduation coach,” athletic director Aaron Geis said. “He goes above and beyond to get our seniors to graduate.”

Owens, a longtime CCS employee, also coached West’s football and boys track and field teams. Counselors were brought to the school Monday to meet with football players, alumni and staff, who learned in the past few days that Owens had died Friday at 56.

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