TEAM USA COACHING STAFF

ROD ROSS
Team USA Head Coach

2017RodRoss140x170Coaching Bio
• Team USA Head Coach (2010 - Present)
• Junior Team USA Head Coach (2004 - 2017)
• Team USA Assistant Coach (2007 - 2010)
• Junior Team USA Assistant Coach (2002 - 2004)
• USBC Coaching Silver Master Instructor (2004 - 2010)
• Created first Bowling Training Center on the West Coast (2003)
• Developer Bowling Coaching Software BowlersMAP - DigiTrax
• Pro shop owner/operator (1982 - 2009)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Bronze coach (1991)
• USBC Silver coach (1993)
• USBC Gold coach (2000)

Coaching Achievements
• USOC National Coach of the Year for Bowling (2004, 2010, 2012)
• Head Coach for Junior Team USA Boys, Junior Team USA Girls, Team USA Men and Team USA Women when they were the World Team Champions at the same time (2010 - 2012)
• USOC "Doc" Counsilman Award for Bowling (2005) (application of science and technology for sport)
 
 
BRYAN O'KEEFE
Junior Team USA Head Coach

2017BryanOKeefe140x170Coaching Bio
• Director of Bowling for McKendree University (2014 – present)
•  Team USA Coaching Staff (2009 – present)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Gold coach

Coaching Achievements
• Helped coach Junior Team USA boys and girls to Team gold at 2012 World Youth Championships
• Coach at 2013 World Senior Championships, where Team USA won multiple gold medals
• Coach for Team USA at Tournament of Americas in multiple years and brought home hundreds of medals
• Helped coach Junior Team USA at 2011 and 2013 Youth PABCON and won numerous gold medals 

Playing Experience
• National Champion at University of Nebraska
• World Team Challenge Grand Champion
• Top 15 average list for last 20 years at Open Championships
• Bowlers Journal Champion
 

MARK BAKER
Assistant Coach

2017MarkBaker140x170Coaching Bio
• Founder of Camp Bakes bowling camp
• Author of bowling instructional book, The Game Changer
• Has conducted more than 140 clinics worldwide

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach

Coaching Achievements
• Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach
• Coached PBA Players of the Year Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones, Mika Koivuniemi

Playing Experience
• 4 PBA Tour national titles, 6 PBA Regional titles
• 1985 George Young High Average Award

 
CAROLYN DORIN-BALLARD
Assistant Coach

17_USA_Women_Carolyn-Ballard-148x168Coaching Bio
• Owner of Ballard’s Bowling Academy with husband, Del
• Owns two pro shops that conduct lesson and clinics
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications from West Texas A&M  

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach

Coaching Achievements
• Previously was USBC Director of Coaching
• Has conducted camps and clinics through the U.S. and internationally

Playing Experience
• Won two national titles at West Texas A&M, three-time All-American
• Has 23 professional titles, including three majors
• Five-time member of Team USA
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2008)
 

ANDY DIERCKS
Assistant Coach

2017AndyDierks140x170Coaching Bio
• Head coach at Mount Mercy University (2014 – present)  
• Assistant coach at Mount Mercy (2010 – 2014)
• Coach at Linn-Mar High School (2007 – 2014)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach
• IBPSIA certified
• Iowa High School Coaching Authorization

Coaching Achievements
• 2013 Intercollegiate Team Championships qualifier - men
• 2013 Midwest Collegiate Conference champions - women
• Eagles Baker Challenge champion – 2013-2015, 2017
• Three-time All-Metro Coach of the Year at Linn-Mar
• All-Conference Coach of the Year honors at Linn-Mar


KELLY KULICK
Assistant Coach

2017KellyKulick140x170Coaching Bio
• Lead instructor at Dick Ritger bowling camps since 2006
• Instructor at Ritger camps since 1996
• Bachelor’s degree in Physical/Health Education K-12 from Morehead State  

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach
• Dick Ritger Level 3 Masters instructor

Coaching Achievements
• Assisted Morehead State women’s team at nationals in 2000; team won title  
• Volunteer coach with People to People (2001 – 2003)

Playing Experience
• Six-time major title winner, including 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions
• 13-time member of Team USA
• Two-time member of Junior Team USA

 
MIKE SHADY
Assistant Coach

2017MikeShady140x170Coaching Bio
• Owner of Peak Performance Bowling, which develops educational programs

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach

Coaching Achievements
• Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach since 2005

Playing Experience
• 1985 collegiate national championship at Nebraska
• PBA national title and four PBA Regional titles
• Two USBC Open Championships titles and Lifetime Average leader
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2017)


BILL SPIGNER
Assistant Coach

17_USA_Women_Bill-Spigner-148x168Coaching Bio
• Author of more than 300 instructional article
• Coaching specialist for International Art of Bowling (2014 – present)
• Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo coach (2015 – present)
• Coaching since 1978  

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Bronze coach (1991)
• USBC Silver coach (1997)
• USBC Gold coach (2000)

Coaching Achievements
• Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach
• Vernon Hills High School, second place in 2011, 2012

Playing Experience
• Second at 1978 USBC Masters, seventh at 1979 USBC Masters
• Won Team All-Events at 1996 USBC Open Championships, has 14 top-10 finishes at event
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2001)

 
DEL WARREN
Assistant Coach

2017DellWarren40x170Coaching Bio
• Vice President of Kegel Training Center
• Director of Bowling and men’s head coach at Webber International
• Head Coach of Dominican Republic (2012 – 2014)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Gold coach

Coaching Achievements
• Webber International has won seven national championships
• Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach
• With AMF, designed bowling balls earning Bowling This Month magazine awards - 1996 Pearl Ball of the Year, the Bull Whip and 1997 People's Choice Ball of the Year, the Night Hawk

Playing Experience
• Two PBA national titles, 10 PBA Regional titles