Minnesota Bowling Coaches

A website presented by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Minnesota

 

The individuals listed below have volunteered to be listed here as bowling instructors.

The Bowling Proprietors Association of Minnesota accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any information or claims made by any person listed below.

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Name: Carl Mencel Sr.

Gender: Male

Current residence: Superior, WI

Contact info: carlmencel@yahoo.com or 715-394-4422

Willing to offer lessons: Anywhere

Charge for lessons: $50 for one hour of instruction

Charge for travel reimbursement: Student pays for any travel costs
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pecializes coaching: All skill levels

Qualifications:  Have coached high school youth team and qualified for state most years… winning two years.40 years of bowling experience, Superior Wisconsin “Bowler of the Year” three times, currently bowl five leagues.  Have many hours of instruction in all ages posted.  Have coached many years, am past local president of Superior Youth Bowling division.

References: available upon request
 Other Info:
Own Landmark Lanes bowling alley in Superior Wisconsin for 16 years.  Definitely understanding “bowling is my business!”  Have had many 300 games and 700 and 800 series.

 

Name: Herb Marth

Gender: Male

Current residence: Plymouth, MN

Contact info: herbm26429@aol.com or 763-557-1961 

Willing to offer lessons: Prefer the Medina Bowling Center, but is flexible

Willing to travel: Yes

Charge for lessons: No charge

Charge for travel reimbursement: $.51 per mile (or current IRS standard)
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pecializes coaching: All skill levels

Qualifications: Certified USBC Bronze Coach; Coached Wayzata High School bowling team for 10 years; 2009 Senior Games National Gold Champion in doubles; Bronze level Champion age bracket 80-84 (2009); All Army Gold medal winner in 1954; Board Member of the Minneapolis and MN State USBC.

References: Paul Raskob & Michele Cady (Medina Lanes), Harry Stewart of the Minneapolis USBC

Other Info: My league and tournament bowling averages are in the 190's to 211. I hold an MBA in management and was a college professor. Retired from Department of Defense.

 

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Name: Mike Mcfarland

Gender: Male

Current residence: Baxter, MN

Contact info: paulbunyanbowl@gmail.com

Willing to offer lessons at: Paul Bunyan Bowl, Baxter MN

Willing to travel: No

Charge for lessons: First lesson is FREE. After that fee can be negotiated

Specializes in Coaching: Any beginning bowler or someone looking to improve their game

Qualifications: 25 years in bowling and coaching

 

 

 

Name: Jim O'Reilly

Gender: Male

Current residence: Wabasha, MN

Contact info: oreillyjp@aol.com or 507-269-8173

Willing to offer lessons in: Wabasha (Riverboat Lanes)

Willing to travel: No

Charge for lessons: $50/hour w/ discount for multiple lessons.  Use of Ebonite Bowlers Map included in price. 

Charge for travel reimbursement: None

Specializes in Coaching: All ages and levels.

Qualifications: USBC Silver level coach, Ritger Level II coach, junior league coach over 40 years; high school bowling coach for 8 years; Instructor for the US Bowling Academy; Minnesota Director for USA Bowling

References: Dick Ritger, USBC Silver Coach David Pearson, USBC Gold Coach Bill Monce

Other Info: 42 years in the bowling business; 29 years as a proprietor; 35 years as Regional Sales Rep for Bobs'   Business Bowling Supplies; Morich certified ball driller; Kegel Level II certified technician.

 

 

Name: Keri Grad

Gender: Female

Current residence: Eagan, MN

Contact info: kgrad@q.com or 651-450-5453

Willing to offer lessons in: Eagan, Rosemount, Hastings, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, and Inver Grove Heights

Charge for lessons: None

Charge for travel reimbursement: None

Specializes in Coaching: Beginners

References: Available upon request

Other Info: Coached Eagan High School JV; Bowl on Adult leaque; High School Bowling Coach for 1 year, Been involved in bowling for 9 years.

Name: Roxy Kohner

Gender: Female

Current residence: Winona, MN

Contact info: 507-452-2063 or 507-458-3836 or Roxykohner@yahoo.com

Willing to offer lessons: 90 minute drive from Winona, Nordic Lanes Rushford, Riverboat Lanes Wabasha, Westgate or Winona Bowl Winona, B & B Olympic Lanes Preston, Legion Lanes St, Charles, Some LaCrosse WI centers.

Charge for lessons: $10.00 per hour

Charge for travel reimbursement: None

Specializes in Coaching: Youth, Teen, or Adult beginners or intermediate bowlers

Qualifications: Have USBC Level 1 and 2 Certification, Have coached Jr Leagues for 24 years,  Minnesota State High School League for 7 years,

References: References are available upon request.

 

Name: Patrick Grant

Gender: Male

Current residence: Elk River, MN

Contact info: autumnhunter33@hotmail.com or (763) 568-6964

Offers lessons in: Monticello, MN and Big Lake, Zimmerman, Ramsey

Charge for lessons: Contact for details

Charge for travel reimbursement: Negotiable

Specializes in Coaching: All levels of bowlers

Qualifications: USBC Level 1 Certified; Coach junior leagues and high school bowlers.

References: Available upon request

Other Info: Bowling for 30 years and coaching for over 20 years at all levels.  

Name: Jean Johnson

Gender: Female

Current residence: Blaine, MN

Contact info: jeanmjohnson@q.com or 612-388-7821

Willing to offer lessons: twin cities metro area

Willing to travel: 30 miles from Spring Lake Park

Charge for lessons: negotiable

Charge for travel reimbursement: none

Specializes in Coaching: youth, teen, adult, beginners, intermediate

Qualifications: USBC Bronze certified

References: Available upon request

Other Info: Have been a high school bowling coach for 7 years


 

Name: Dave Green

Gender: Male

Current residence: St. Michael, MN

Contact info: dgreen24@charter.net or 763-516-0716

Offers lessons in: St Michael, MN or Monticello, MN

Charge for lessons: $25 per hour

Charge for travel reimbursement: $.51 per mile (or current IRS standard)

Specializes in Coaching: All levels of bowlers

Qualifications: Bronze Level Certification; coach junior leagues and high school bowlers

References: Available upon request

Name: Luke Loeffler

Gender: Male

Current residence: Fergus Falls, MN

Contact info: luke@nalanes.com

Offers lessons in/at: Northern Aire Lanes in Fergus Falls, MN

Charge for lessons: Contact for details

Specializes in Coaching: Bowlers of all ages and skill levels

Qualifications: USBC Level 1 & 2 Certified.  Fergus Falls junior bowling instructor & coach; high school team coach,

References: Available upon request

Other Info: Pro Shop Operator & High School Bowling Conference Coordinator

 

 

 

Name: Lonny Olson

Gender: Male

Current Residence: Faribault, MN

Contact Info: lonnyolson@yahoo.com or 507-210-1432

Willing to offer lessons: Evenings, weekends and holidays by schedule only

Group lessons 12 or more people $25.00 - $35 per person three hour clinics (based on location and center rates). Smaller groups by appointment based on $50 per hour.

Charge for Travel Reimbursement: Case by cased depending on size of class and distance.

Specializes coaching: Group lessons for all skill levels including practice drills and corrective techniques for skill development, advanced lane play and mental game.

Qualifications: Level III Certified instructor with the Dick Ritger Enterprises, Lead instructor for Dick Ritger Bowling Camps. 30 years of experience as a bowling instructor.

References: Dick Ritger, Bob Rea, Sue Hamilton – director of Dick Ritger Bowling Camps

Other Information: Lonny Olson managed the largest youth program in Washington State for 13 years. He has taught bowling all over the United States and in Holland and Belgium. Lonny traveled to Australia and New Zealand in 2002, as an instructor for the People to People Ambassadors program.

 

Name: Teri Haugh

Gender: Female

Current Residence: Faribault, MN

Contact Info: teri@jazzyape.com or 507-210-9032

Willing to offer lessons: Evenings, weekends and holidays by schedule only

Group lessons 12 or more people $25.00 - $35 per person three hour clinics (based on location and center rates). Smaller groups by appointment based on $50 per hour.

Charge for Travel Reimbursement: Case by cased depending on size of class and distance.

Specializes coaching: Group lessons for all skill levels including practice drills and corrective techniques for skill development, advanced lane play and mental game.

Qualifications: Level III Certified instructor with the Dick Ritger Enterprises, Instructor with Dick Ritger Bowling Camps. Over 25 years of experience as a bowling instructor.

References: Dick Ritger, Bob Rea, Sue Hamilton – director of Dick Ritger Bowling Camps

Other Information: Teri is the assistant coach for Faribault High School bowling. She coached Jr Varsity high school team to first place in the MQT in 2010 and the Jr Varsity State championship in 2011. Her two junior varsity teams had the highest averages in the state during the 2011 season for high bowling. She bowled for Mankota State and had the highest series for collegiate bowling in the 1985-1986 season. Teri has traveled all over the United States as a bowling instructor.