Top Coaches 2006-2011

by Bob Johnson 0

EACH YEAR, BOWLERS JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL receives hundreds of applications from coaches across the globe vying for a spot on our prestigious list of the sport’s “100 Top Coaches.” After carefully scrutinizing the applications and submitting them to a panel of experienced judges, we publish a bowler-friendly list in the July issue highlighting coaches, their accomplishments, and their locations. What better way to help your game than with a new coach and subscription to BJI?

Below, please find downloadable .pdf versions of the most recent “100 Top Coaches” stories.

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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.