RCHS grad selected as bowling coach at Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, Ky. – John Meece has been named Lindsey Wilson College’s men and women’s bowling head coach, LWC athletics director Willis Pooler announced recently.

Meece is a 2014 graduate of Russell County High School.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to coach the sport I love for the college I hold close to my heart,” Meece said. “Lindsey Wilson holds their sports and academics to a very high standard, and I plan on continuing that tradition with our bowling program and our student-athletes.”

Meece takes over for Derek Lyons who resigned as head coach last month. Lyons will remain with the program as an assistant coach.

While the Lindsey Wilson position is Meece’s first head coaching job, he is familiar with the Blue Raider program. Meece competed for Lindsey Wilson bowling as a student-athlete for two seasons and later served as a volunteer assistant.

“I’m pleased to announce the hiring of John Meece as our head bowling coach,” Pooler said. “His enthusiasm for the sport of bowling and Lindsey Wilson College was evident during his interview.

“As a former student and member of our program, he has a clear understanding of our mission and is ready to share his love for the sport and College with our team,” Pooler added. “He is clearly committed to providing an excellent experience for our student-athletes and creating a culture that will allow them to excel in competition and in the classroom while attracting talented recruits to our program. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

In addition to his coaching experience at Lindsey Wilson, Meece also volunteered at Bellarmine University and Russell County High School. He currently holds a Level 1 Coaching Certification from the United States Bowling Congress.

“I would like to thank President Bill Luckey, Dean Adams, Willis Pooler, and the hiring committee for the opportunity to come home and coach at Lindsey Wilson,” Meece said. “One of my top goals is to make sure the academic and athletic experiences for our student-athletes are something they will hold on to for a lifetime. I will strive to give each of our student-athletes the tools they need to succeed in our program while showing them how to be servant-leaders after their time at Lindsey Wilson College.”

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