Good things come to those who wait and for the Louisiana Tech bowling team, they have rediscovered a local gem.
Jerry Miles has been named the new head coach of the Lady Techsters’ bowling team. A native of West Monroe, Miles will lead the Techsters into their ninth season of competing as an NCAA sanctioned team.
Miles began bowling at age 20 and began his professional career at 22 years old as a member of the Professional Bowlers Association.
Some of Miles accomplishments as a player include making 11 strikes in a row a number of times, several games of scoring 300 (a perfect score), and recently being named the Louisiana State scratch doubles champion.
Before taking the head coaching job at Tech, Miles tutored amateur players of all age and skill levels throughout Louisiana. Miles is a certified ball driller as well as a United States Bowling Congress certified coach for six years.
Upon the departure of former head coach Shawn Jackson this past summer, Miles was offered and accepted the position.
Miles mentioned that one major factor in the success of highly competitive bowling is the quality and upkeep of equipment.
“The main thing I think that our ladies need is state-of-the-art equipment,” Miles said. “The Techsters have the ability to do as well as they want to, with the right gear.”
The Lady Techsters return to action on Nov. 30 with the Track Kat Clash in Huntsville, Texas. This will run through Dec. 2.
Miles reiterated that he expects a great showing throughout the year from the Techsters.
“By beating Bethune Cookman, a nationally-ranked team this past tourney, and coming awful close to beating two more ranked teams, the ladies are showing with the proper preparation and equipment, we can compete on a national level,” he said.
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