McCowan begins her third season with the USC Track & Field program as the external director of operations. McCowan works primarily with official visits, special events and community outreach.
She came to USC as executive assistant to the head football coach and served in that capacity from 2010-14. Prior to coming to USC, she served as a student assistant in football recruiting at Tennessee from 2000-04, assistant director of football community relations from 2005-08 and football offensive staff assistant and community outreach in 2009.
McCowan first met USC Director of Track & Field Caryl Smith Gilbert in 2001 when she was an assistant track and field coach at the University of Tennessee where McCowan was an undergraduate.