Coaches

TEAM USA COACHING STAFF

BRYAN O'KEEFE
Team USA Head Coach

Bryan O'KeefeCoaching Bio
• Director of Bowling for McKendree University (2014 – present)
• Team USA Coaching Staff (2009 – present)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Gold coach

Coaching Achievements
• Helped the Team USA women to the team gold medal at the 2021 IBF Super World Championships
• Helped coach Junior Team USA boys and girls to team gold at 2012 World Youth Championships
• Coach at 2013 World Senior Championships, where Team USA won multiple gold medals
• Coach for Team USA at Tournament of Americas in multiple years and brought home hundreds of medals
• Helped coach Junior Team USA at 2011 and 2013 Youth PABCON and won numerous gold medals 

Playing Experience
• National Champion at University of Nebraska
• World Team Challenge Grand Champion
• Top 15 average list for last 20 years at Open Championships
• Bowlers Journal champion


KELLY KULICK
Junior Team USA Head Coach

Kelly KulickCoaching Bio
• Team USA coaching staff (2017 – present) 
• Lead instructor at Dick Ritger bowling camps since 2006
• Instructor at Ritger camps since 1996
• Bachelor’s degree in Physical/Health Education K-12 from Morehead State  

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach
• Dick Ritger Level 3 Masters instructor

Coaching Achievements
• Assisted Morehead State women’s team at nationals in 2000; team won title  
• Volunteer coach with People to People (2001 – 2003)

Playing Experience
• Six-time major title winner, including 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions
• 17-time member of Team USA
• Two-time member of Junior Team USA 


ANDY DIERCKS
Assistant Coach

Andy DiercksCoaching Bio
• Head coach at Mount Mercy University (2014 – present)  
• Assistant coach at Mount Mercy (2010 – 2014)
• Coach at Linn-Mar High School (2007 – 2014)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach
• IBPSIA certified
• Iowa High School Coaching Authorization

Coaching Achievements
• 2013 Intercollegiate Team Championships qualifier - men
• 2013 Midwest Collegiate Conference champions - women
• Eagles Baker Challenge champion – 2013-2015, 2017
• Three-time All-Metro Coach of the Year at Linn-Mar
• All-Conference Coach of the Year honors at Linn-Mar


KIM KEARNEY
Assistant Coach

Kim KearneyCoaching Bio
• North Carolina A&T women’s head coach (2016-present)
• Team USA assistant coach (2010-2016)
• Delaware State women’s head coach (2007-2009)
• Junior Team USA assistant coach (2004-2016)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach (2003)
• USBC Bronze coach (2000)

Playing Experience
• Team USA member (1988, 2008-2009)
• PWBA Rookie of the Year (1989)
• Three-time major winner, owns 10 professional titles
• Two-time All-American at San Jose State
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2010)

 
BOB LEARN JR.
Assistant Coach

Bob Learn Jr.Coaching Bio
• Team USA coaching staff (2008-2009, 2021 - present)
• Tennessee Southern men's and women's head coach (2017 - present)
• NAIA Coach of the Year (2020 and 2021)
• Co-owner of Bowling Revolutions Coaching (2014-2021)
• Co-managed Turbo Tech Training Center (2010-2014)
• Co-developer and lead instructor for Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo (2010-2014)

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Bronze instructor (2009 - present)
• USBC Silver coach (2009)
• USBC Bronze coach (2008)

Playing Experience
• Senior Team USA member (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
• Five-time PBA Tour champion, including 1999 U.S. Open and 2001 Japan Cup
• Three-time PBA50 Tour champion
• 1997 ESPY Award winner
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2019)

 
MIKE SHADY
Assistant Coach

Mike ShadyCoaching Bio
• Owner of Peak Performance Bowling, which develops educational programs

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Silver coach

Coaching Achievements
• Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach since 2005

Playing Experience
• 1985 collegiate national championship at Nebraska
• PBA national title and four PBA Regional titles
• Two USBC Open Championships titles and Lifetime Average leader
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2017)


BILL SPIGNER
Assistant Coach

Bill SpignerCoaching Bio
• Author of more than 300 instructional article
• Coaching specialist for International Art of Bowling (2014 – present)
• Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo coach (2015 – present)
• Coaching since 1978  

Coaching Certificates
• USBC Bronze coach (1991)
• USBC Silver coach (1997)
• USBC Gold coach (2000)

Coaching Achievements
• Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach
• Vernon Hills High School, second place in 2011, 2012

Playing Experience
• Second at 1978 USBC Masters, seventh at 1979 USBC Masters
• Won Team All-Events at 1996 USBC Open Championships, has 14 top-10 finishes at event
• USBC Hall of Fame member (2001)