Monday, November 16, 2009

Jeri's immepecable record

45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

USA’s bowling coach, Jeri Edwards is definitely the envy of coaches in the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

The 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Melaka is her sixth consecutive appearance as coach and has steered USA to five consecutive wins!

Jeri, 47, assistant to Fred Borden in the World Championship in Kuala Lumpur in 2003 became the head coach of Team USA in 2004.

Coaching in her first Bowling World Cup in 2004 in Singapore, she saw Shannon Pluhowsky win the women’s title.

In 2005, in Ljubljana. Slovenia, she coached Lynda Barnes to victory. In 2006 in Caracas, Venezuela, Diandra Asbaty won before the men bowlers won it in 2007 in St.

Petersburg, Russia where Bill Hoffman wrested the title and last year in Hermosillo, Mexico, it was Derek Eoff who won it.

Can Jeri achieve a double hattrick this year?

“It will be nice, but a always the competition is always tough in the World Cup with so many talented bowlers,” said Jeri modestly.

“I have with me two great bowlers in Walter Ray Williams and Tennelle Milligan and they are all geared up to give their best shot to win the titles.

Jeri with her bowlers (from left) Tennelle and Walter Ray

“Whatever will happen, will happen. I am will be more than satisfied if they give their best.”

And what better farewell will it be for Jeri, if USA wins a double and at worst at least one title because this is her last coaching assignment.

Jeri did not mention this, but the US Bowling Congress in a press release in January had said that Rod Ross, Director of USBC Team USA, Coaching & International Training Center, will double up as Team USA’s head coach.

In the case of Edwards, the parting of the ways with USBC involved, at least
initially, her reluctance to relocate to Arlington, TX. Later, when it was decided to merge the Team USA coach job with coaching activities at the new International Training Centre in Arlington, the expanded position was not offered to Edwards.

Without doubt, whether Jeri in her last assignment steers USA to one, two or none, she will part the USBC with a proud record and probably the most liked coach in recent history.

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