Rip Rowan, a former four-year letterwinner at Austin Peay State University, joined the Owls in the spring of 2017 as a defensive graduate assistant.
At Southern Miss
Rowan came to FAU after serving two seasons as a graduate assistant for Southern Miss where his attention was focused on the defensive line.
At Northwest High School
Prior to taking over as defensive line graduate assistant, Rowan was a history teacher, varsity assistant football coach and junior varsity defensive coordinator at Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tenn. in 2014.
At Austin Peay
Rowan played defensive end and linebacker at Austin Peay from 2010-13, starting all four years. He graduated from Austin Peay in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in history/education. He graduated with honors and was on the Dean’s List all four years.
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
Education: B.A. in History and Education, Austin Peay ‘14