Campus Recreation

Bowling

Our men's and women's bowling teams participate in tournaments throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania during both the fall and spring semesters.

Bowling Team

About

The Muskingum University Men's and Women's Bowling Teams are coached by Doug Smith, a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Silver Certified Coach and a member of the USBC Coaches Association and the National College Bowling Coaches Association. Coach Smith was a finalist for the 2016-17 National Club Women’s Coach of the Year. From 2008 to 2016, Coach Smith served as the head coach of girls and boys bowling at Zanesville High School. With the help of his staff, he led the girls to three state championship tournaments, including a third-place finish in 2012-13. He also led the boys to two state championships with a third-place finish in 2015-16.

The teams are assisted by Coach David Jones, also a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association and a USBC Certified Bronze Coach.  Coach Jones spent 11 years as head coach for Tiffin Columbian High School, where his teams won 10 conference championships, finished second in the 2015-16 northwest Ohio district championship and were 2015-16 state qualifiers. As a bowler, Coach Jones has a high game of 300 (4) and high series 834. He has won numerous tournaments throughout his career and most recently was crowned the 2016-17 Fremont Ohio All Events Champion. Prior to bowling, Coach Jones served in the U.S. Army with tours in Germany, Kansas, and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star for actions in combat during Desert Storm in 1991.

The Bowling Teams are members of the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (AHIBC), which consists of 20-30 collegiate bowling clubs. The teams participate in tournaments throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and practice at Legacy Lanes, in Coshocton Ohio.

Approach

In addition to bowling, Coach Smith places emphasis on the following areas:

  • Mentoring — Coach Smith is committed to helping student-athletes adjust to campus life and the expectations of college academics. His goal is to help every student succeed.
     
  • "Purpose-Driven" Program. This aspect of the program will help students to set short-term goals in three areas of their lives: Personal/Family; Spiritual/Moral; and Caring/Giving. Each student will implement a plan to achieve the goals they set for themselves.
     
  • Accountability — As a member of the bowling program, students are held accountable. Making the "Gold Group" will result in a reward.

Schedule

Download the 2019-2020 schedule.

Roster

Download the 2019-2020 roster.

Clinics

 

Visit Campus

Next Visit Day Event

November Visit 

January Visit

E-mail: dougs@muskingum.edu or davidj@muskingum.edu to reserve your day.
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, Ohio 43762

Coach Doug Smith (740)683-4863                                  Coach David Jones (419)310-3156

Individual Visit

Can't make it to Visit Day? Interested in learning more? Call our Office of Admission at 740-826-8137 or complete the Bowling Interest Form and we'll contact you with more information and schedule a visit around your availability.

Tournament Information

Muskie Mash 2019

Muskingum University High School Invitational

Contact

Our Office of Admission can be reached at 740-826-8137. Coach Smith can be reached at 740-826-8264 or dougs@muskingum.edu. For more information, you can also complete the Bowling Interest Form.

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