Carlson Cup - Championship Award
The Glenn Carlson Cup is named in honor of the late California State University – Fresno Head Bowling Coach. Glenn served as the Head Coach from 1969 to 2008. He led the women’s program to 14 Intercollegiate Team Championship appearances and the men to 8 appearances. Glenn served four years as the Chairperson for the ACUI Recreation Committee, three years as ACUI Women’s Bowling Director, eight years as ACUI Bowling Co-Director alongside Kerm Helmer and ten years on the ABC/WIBC Collegiate Eligibility Committee. Because of his commitment and service to college bowling, Glenn was named the 2001 Gordon Tiegen Service Award recipient. And because of the success of his programs, Glenn was twice named the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2005 and 2006).
Coaches of the Year
Randy Widger Men's Club Coach of the Year - Western Illinois University
The Randy Widger Men's Club Coach of the Year award is named after former Western Illinois University coach, Randy Widger. There are very few coaches who can say that they have won a national title in their first appearance at the Intercollegiate Team Championships, but Randy is one of those few. In fact, Randy lead his men's team to three national championships in his first four years of coaching (1999, 2001 and 2002). He followed that up with a 3rd place finish in 2003. Then in 2004, the success shifted from the men's program to the women's side. In 2004 and 2005, Randy led the women's team to 3rd place finishes at the ITC's. During his 10 year stay at WIU, Randy coached five All American's including; Pete Albanese, Clay Herrbach, Shane Keefauver, Derek Sapp and Jeremy Sonnenfeld. Clay, Derek and Jeremy all spent time on Jr/Team USA. Randy was a huge supporter in the creation of the Leatherneck Classic.
Larry Wilson Women's Club Coach of the Year - Morehead State University
The Larry Wilson Women's Club Coach of the Year award is named after retired Morehead State University coach, Larry Wilson. Larry started the program in the early 1970's and served as head coach until he retired in 2007. Under Larry's leadership, the women's program captured four national championships (1989, 1998, 2000 and 2002). There were 18 First Team All American honors earned during Larry's tenure including players like; Lindsey Coulles, Robin Crawford, Vicki Ghrist, Liz Johnson, Scott Johnson, Kelly Kulick, Kari Murph, Jon Murph, Sharon Owen, Penny Parker and Sheri Pohland. Additionally, several players went on to represent their home county on their national team; Joy Esterson, Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick, David O'Sullivan and Robin Crawford. In 2008, Larry was recognized and honored for his commitment as a tournament director with the Gordon Teigen Service Award. Larry served as the tournament director for the Eagle Classic, Ten Pin Classic and Millennium Classic.