June 3, 2010
USBC silver-level coach Bryan O’Keefe has assumed a new role as Assistant Coach with the International Training and Research center as well as with Team USA. O’Keefe, who posted scored of 275, 286, 258 and 235 for a 1,054 total in Singles at the Bowlers Journal Championships this year, brings unique coaching expertise to his new position.
“Bryan is one of the elite coaches here at the International Training and Research Center,” said Team USA head coach Rod Ross. “He is quite proficient at teaching the two-handed style, and he is a valuable asset for us as we continue to develop more interactive programs and research.”
O’Keefe, who has a career average of 213 in 16 years of competing at the USBC Open Championships, is a chief architect of the USBC’s two-handed bowling instruction curriculum. O’Keefe will also supervise the ITRC pro shop in his new role, and looks forward to bringing his experience and knowledge of lane play and transition to his position as an assistant coach with both the ITRC and Team USA.
“Where I really excelled as a bowler myself is in lane play, being able to look at the ball and just keep my eyes always open to stay ahead of transition,” O’Keefe explains. “If I can spread that experience to the Juniors or even the Men’s and Women’s teams, I think I will be an asset.”