Atascadero Youth Football fires athletic director

September 22, 2019


The Central Coast Youth Football League announced Saturday evening it had terminated an Atascadero coach and athletic director following outrage over his conviction for upskirting a neighbor.

After first learning of the charges, officials with the Atascadero Youth Football League continued to permit Owens to coach children. Earlier this month, league officials did not respond to questions from reporters regarding their decision.

Eric Owens

Within hours of a Cal Coast Times article describing the upskirting and conviction, the Central Coast Youth Football League announced on Facebook that Owens would no longer be working with their organization.

“CCYFL has learned about the situation involving Mr. Eric Owens,” the Facebook post says. “Mr. Owens has been immediately released from any leadership role and any affiliation with the youth of our community with Atascadero Youth Football and Cheer and any Central Coast Youth Football and Cheer organizations.

“No further comments will be discussed and will be deleted.”

More than five years ago, Eric Owens used his cell phone to make a video of his neighbor which he later downloaded for his own gratification. Earlier this year, Owen’s estranged wife discovered the illicit video on his computer and shared it with the victim.

In August, Owens received a 30-day suspended sentence, three years formal probation, 100 hours of community service, and a $280 fine.


Looks like he might be enjoying one of his videos in the pic.


Is this against the law???

A fellow classmate did this at a class reunion to several of us girls at a class reunion

Snapped pictures under our dresses and then showed to the committee at a meeting


Glad he got what he deserves

I’m just sayin maybe others should be held accountable for doing the same thing. AUSD administers watch out


At least the Central Coast Youth Football League was quicker than the City of SLO and city manager Derek Johnson, who gave their criminal employee a 6 month taxpayer a paid vacation before firing him.


Shining light on it CCN…good work



(love your handle. So fun!)

I couldn’t agree more with you regarding CCN.

Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.


I am curious as to the NAMES of the board members who initially decided to keep Owens on in the first place.

Once disclosed they need to resign immediately if not sooner!



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