Owen Middle Athletics

Troy Grayson, Athletic Director


Welcome to Owen Middle School Athletics!

Owen Middle is a proud supporter of all our student athletes. We know that early involvement in sports build strength and character for a lifetime, whether or not the student continues to play after they have graduated.

If you have questions, reach out to our Athletic Director, Coach Grayson (troy.grayson@bcsemail.org).

Students MUST complete the following items in order to be involved in OMS athletics:

Register on Family ID. If you have not created an account, you will need to do so. Fill out all questions. This will take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Complete yearly Sports Physical. This must be completed and submitted every year.

Student Athletic Policies


 In order for any student to be a member of an athletic team, he/she must meet the following minimum requirements:


All Buncombe County middle schools are members of the French Broad Middle School Athletic Conference. This conference includes the following middle schools: Reynolds, Cane Creek, Enka, Erwin, Asheville, North Buncombe, Owen, and Valley Springs. The opportunity to be a member of all sports teams is open to all students in grades seven and eight.

By North Carolina Athletic Policy, sixth graders are not eligible to participate in interscholastic sports.

Sixth grade students who would like to be involved in athletics should speak to a coach concerning the possibility of becoming a manager of a team.


Coaches will conduct tryouts in each sport at the beginning of each season. (Students who tryout and do not make an athletic team are encouraged to participate in outside sports activities to continue to develop athletic skills.)

Continued hard work and participation may make students even better players than some of those who were selected for athletic teams. 

Physical Examination - Student Athletic Registration - Insurance

Each athlete and cheerleader must have a physical examination by a doctor before he/she will be allowed to participate in tryouts. The physical examination is valid for 395 days from the date of the physical.   Family ID registration  is required after roster is chosen.

 Transportation Fee

A $40.00 fee is charged to all student athletes one time during the school year to help cover the cost of transportation to athletic events. This fee is paid only once, so students who participate in two or more sports pay the transportation fee at the time they first participate in a school sport.  This will be collected on your Family ID registration.

Student Athlete Expectations

All student-athletes represent Buncombe County and their respective schools. Therefore, each student athlete's actions both in and out of school must reflect positively on the district and school community or the participant will not represent the school in any athletic activities.

While at school, student-athletes are expected to set positive examples for the rest of the student body. All student-athletes are expected to follow school rules at all times.

Insurance Information Forms

Directions to Other Schools

Reynolds Middle School

Take 240-East to US 74 (exit 53 towards Bat Cave/Chimney Rock) & travel 2-3 miles. Turn right at Reynolds High school. The middle school is on the right. The football stadium and track are on the left behind the high school.

Valley Springs Middle School

From 1-26 take Exit 37 (Old Exit 6) east to Skyland. VSMS is on the left with 4 baseball fields in front about 1 and 1/2 miles from the exit.

From US 25, Hendersonville Road, turn west on Long Shoals Road at traffic light near Exxon station. Proceed 2 miles west on Long Shoals. School is on the right behind baseball fields.

Cane Creek Middle School

Take Exit 74A (towards Bat Cave).  Continue on 74A until road becomes 2 lane.  At next light, turn right on to Cane Creek Rd. The middle school is about 3 and - miles on the left.  Continue past the school to the next left to enter the parking lot.

Erwin Middle School

From Patton Ave. turn right (at Ingles) onto Leceister Hwy. Travel approximately 3 miles to another Ingles and turn right at the light. Travel 1 block to a traffic light and turn right. Go to West Buncombe Volunteer Fire dept. & turn left into the school. (Past H.S., maybe 5 miles on the right)

North Buncombe Middle School

Take 19/23 North for 8 miles and take the Monticello Road exit. Turn right and go - mile to traffic light. Take a left at traffic signal (need to be in the left turning lane). Bear left at the convenience store to North Buncombe Middle School, which will be on the right.

North Buncombe High School (track and cross country)

Stay on 19/23 & take the Flat Creek Exit. Turn left & travel to the sign for the high school. Turn left at the sign, travel till you see the high school on the left.

Enka Middle School

Drive west on 1-40. Take exit 44 to Hwy 19/23 West to traffic light at junction of Asbury and Sandhill Roads. Turn right on Asbury Rd. The school is mile on the right.

Enka High School (track only)

Turn left at the traffic light instead of right. Go to the next light and turn right. Travel this road until you see the school on the left.

Asheville Middle School

Get on I-40 W in Swannanoa from Old US Hwy 70. Follow I-40 W to US-25 N/Hendersonville Rd in Asheville. Take exit 50B from I-40 W. Take McDowell St to S French Broad Ave. (211 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801)

Contact Information for OMS Athletics

Troy Grayson,  Athletic Director troy.grayson@bcsemail.org

Bradley McMahan, Principal bradley.mcmahan@bcsemail.org 

Megan Davis, Assistant Principal megan.davis@bcsemail.org 

Dr. Coleman Bradley, Assistant Principal         grady.bailey@bcsemail.org 

Shanda Bradley, Athletic Trainer shanda.bradley@bcsemail.org

Traci Easterly, Secretary traci.easterly@bcsemail.org