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Team photo

Picture taken at the Big Muskie Bucket


Coach Smith
Coach Smith was a Finalist for the National Club Women's Coach of the Year.


Carmie Shook
Freshman Carmie Shook earned Academic All American by the NCBCA


Summer & Carmie All Americans
Carmie Shook and Summer Finley were All American Finalists and Summer Finley was 2nd Team All American


Summer Finley
Summer Finley was an All Tournament Member during an AHIBC Tourney as well as named to First Team All AHIBC for the season

Bowling: Muskingum University's Newest Club Sport

Doug Smith
Doug Smith, is a USBC Bronze Certified Coach, member of the USBC Coaches Association, National College Bowling Coaches Association, and will begin his 5th year as the head coach for both the men's and women's teams during the 2017-18 season. He was a finalist this past season for the National Club Women’s Coach of the Year. Both the Muskie Men and Women qualified for the USBC Sectionals and the Club National Championships. The women were the Judy Dye Pool Champions in 2017 at the Club Nationals and a new group of Freshman with the returning upper classmen will make for solid squads on both teams.

The teams continue to be members of the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (AHIBC). The AHIBC consists of 20 collegiate bowling clubs, and the teams participate in tournaments throughout the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.The teams' practice center is Sunrise Strikes in Zanesville, 12 miles west of campus.

Coach Smith has also been the Head Coach of Girl’s and Boy’s Bowling from 2008 to 2016 at Zanesville High School. With the help of his ZHS staff, he has led the Girl’s to three State Championship Tournaments with a 3rd place finish in 2012-13 and the Boy’s to two State Championships with a 3rd place finish in 2015-16.

In addition to bowling, Smith has three foundations for his program:
• Team Mentoring Program. Smith places heavy emphasis on helping his student athletes adjust to campus life and the expectations of college academics. He aims to help students succeed in their coursework.
• "Purpose-Driven" Program. This aspect of the program will help students to set short-term goals in three areas of their lives: Personal/Family; Spiritual/Moral; and Caring/Giving. Each student will implement a plan to achieve the goals they set for themselves.
• Accountability Program. All student/bowlers are held accountable to do what they are supposed to do. Making the Gold Group means you get rewarded.
Coach Doug Smith is available to talk to students who are interested in learning more about the bowling team and its program. He can be reached by e-mail ( or phone (740.683.4863).

Coach JonesCoach David Jones will begin his first season with Muskingum University as the Assistant Coach working mainly with the Men. He is a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association and has spent the past 11 years as head coach for Tiffin Columbian High School. His accomplishments at Columbian are 10 conference championships, 2015-16 NW Ohio District runner-up, 2015-16 State Qualifier. His bowlers have excelled individually with 2 USBC Youth State All Events champions, USBC Youth Team State Championship, OHSAA NW District Champion and 3 USBC Youth NW Ohio Regional Championships.

As a bowler Coach Jones has a high game of 300 (4) and high series 834. He has won numerous tournaments throughout his career and most recently won the 2016-17 Fremont Ohio All events Champion.

Prior to bowling, Coach Jones served in the US Army with tours in Germany(2), Kansas and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star for actions in combat during Desert Storm in 1991.

Club Collegiate 4th place champions