Murphy Named Interim E.D. of USBC

by Bob Johnson 0

Chad Murphy has been named Interim Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress by President Andrew Cain, Bowl.com reports.

Murphy currently serves as the International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development, a position he has held since January of 2012. Murphy will continue in his role supervising IBC Youth Development in addition to Interim Executive Director duties for USBC.

Murphy served as Director of Youth for the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America before being elevated to his role with IBC Youth Development.

Prior to joining the IBC, Murphy held management positions at Columbia Industries and Ebonite. Earlier in his career, he worked as a team member on the Professional Bowlers Assn. and Professional Women’s Bowling Assn. tours for Columbia 300. He is a former member of Team USA and his playing honors include a silver medal at the 1998 World Tenpin Team Cup in Amsterdam. He also was part of the Ebonite Nitro/R’s team that won two Grand Championships at the Brunswick World Team Challenge Series in 1994 and 1996.

Murphy replaces Stu Upson, who resigned from USBC on Tuesday. The USBC Board of Directors will conduct a national search for a permanent replacement.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.