Chris Ouren is in his second year as Assistant Equipment Manager at UAB. Ouren, a native of Newton, Iowa, is a 2006 graduate of Iowa State University where he served as a student manager for three years. He earned his bachelor's degree in health and human performance with an emphasis on sport management while at Iowa State.
He joined the staff at UAB in February 2007, coming to Birmingham after serving as an intern at Harvard University from August 2006 to February 2007.
Ouren is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He has worked in operations at several bowl games and other collegiate events, including the 2004 Independence Bowl, the 2005 EV1.net Houston Bowl, the 2008 SEC Baseball Tournament, the 2008 Papajohns.com Bowl, and the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.