Spring Hill College has named Ben Hoefs as the school's head coach of men's and women's bowling.
"I am very pleased that Ben has agreed to become our bowling coach," said SHC Director of Athletics Jim Hall. "He possesses a tremendous knowledge of the sport and demonstrates great enthusiasm for passing that knowledge along to our athletes. I believe he will do an excellent job of building our program from the ground up."
Hoefs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has been a bowling instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2005 and the owner-operator of King Pin Pro Shop since 2007.
A United States Bowling Congress (USBC) bronze certified coach, Hoefs served as the head coach of the boys' team at West Bend East High School for five years, winning conference championships in 2010 and 2011. In 1997, he was inducted into the Greater Milwaukee Bowling Association Hall of Fame and was inducted as a member of the Wisconsin State Hall of Fame's Skilled Division in 2008.
"I am thrilled to be the head bowling coach at Spring Hill," Hoefs said. "Spring Hill has an outstanding academic program and I will strive to achieve athletic excellence as we build our bowling program. I welcome the opportunity to develop the physical and mental skills needed to succeed in the sport."
Hoefs has won numerous Wisconsin state titles along with regional and national championships in both singles and doubles competition. In team play, he has recorded several Top 10 finishes at the annual American Bowling Congress (ABC)/USBC National Tournament.