Oct. 19, 2012
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has announced the hiring of Jerry Miles as the second head coach of the Lady Techster women's bowling program in its ninth year of existence.
Miles takes over for former head coach Shawn Jackson, who served as the head coach of the Techsters for eight seasons since the program was introduced in 2004.
"It is a tremendous honor to coach for Louisiana Tech and this university," Miles said. "When it is all said and done, I know Louisiana Tech is going to be a top contender. I appreciate this prestigious offer and it is an honor to be the coach of such a quality group of women. As a team, they have some of the best talent I have ever seen. To have the chance to coach at this level is a dream come true."
Miles brings a wealth of experience to Tech as he has been a member of the Professional Bowlers Association since 1982 and an avid bowler for most of his life.
In 2009, Miles was recognized as a certified United States Bowling Congress Bronze level coach and went on to coach a junior bowling league with approximately 150 bowlers the next year.
In his time spent in the sport of Bowling, Miles has coached prospective bowlers of all ages, from the junior, collegiate and adult levels.
Most recently, Miles has been crowned the champion of several tournaments, including the Louisiana State scratch doubles champion and the Southern Bowling Congress scratch doubles and scratch champion.
As a well-renowned bowler, Miles has accumulated multiple awards and accolades over the years for his excellence in the sport. Those accomplishments include bowling 11 strikes in a row several times and bowling multiple 300 games throughout his career.
The Lady Techster bowling team will kick off its season this weekend as they will travel to compete in the Tulane Collegiate Bowling Invitational Oct. 19-21.
For complete coverage of LA Tech bowling, follow @LATechBOWL on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech athletics at www.LATechSports.com.