Ky Cowan is back for his third year as a secondary coach for the Seawolves. In 2007 the secondary picked off nine passes and broke up 31 more attempts in helping Stony Brook rank among the top-20 in the nation in pass defense.
In his first year with the team, Cowan coached the secondary to 11 interceptions and 20 pass break-ups, while freshman Cory Giddings was named the NEC Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Prior to coming to Stony Brook, Cowan was an assistant at Maine where he helped tutor Brandon McGowan, who led the team with 101 tackles and signed as a rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears in April 2005. McGowan earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors, while also being named a third team All-American by The Sports Network. Daren Stone was another that benefited from Cowan's teaching, as the defensive back ranked third on the team with 77 tackles and led the team with four interceptions.
From 2004-05 Cowan served as the wide receivers coach at Monmouth University. He also assisted with the special teams and worked on team video as Monmouth won the NEC Championship.
In 2002 Cowan was the running backs coach at NCAA Division III Trinity College, helping the Bantams win a share of the NESCAC title.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Cowan was a standout tailback and defensive back at Sacred Heart University. He became the first player in NEC history to be named to the all-conference team on both offense and defense. Cowan broke the school records for touchdowns in a game, touchdowns in a season, and yards-per-carry for a game, a season, and a career. He helped the team win the NEC title in 2001.
Cowan graduated with a B.S. in sports management from Sacred Heart University in 2001.