Jerry Ulrich, Culver Stockton Photo

Jerry Ulrich has been named the first men’s and women’s bowling coach at Culver-Stockton College, Athletic Director Greg McVey announced Thursday.

“We are excited to have Jerry lead us into the collegiate bowling world,” said McVey. “His experience and work with the local bowling associations and his dedication to the sport of bowling makes him the ideal person to lead our program in its infant stages.”

Ulrich, a Quincy, Ill. native, has an extensive background in bowling. He has been involved with sanctioned leagues for nearly 50 years, averaging a career-best 212 bowling right-handed. Forced to switch hands due to arthritis, Ulrich still competes in three leagues and has a 180 average while bowling with his left hand.  Ulrich has served as president of the Quincy USBC Bowling Association and is a member of its Hall of Fame.

He has been involved with youth bowling for 34 years and is the past president of the Quincy USBC Youth Association. Ulrich has also served as past president and is a life member of the Illinois USBC Bowling Association, where he was a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee.

“I am very excited to be named the first coach of the Culver-Stockton bowling teams,” said Ulrich. “It is a tremendous opportunity and exciting challenge to build the program from the ground up. “It is also a way of giving back to the sport of bowling for all it has given to me and my family over the years. Working with young bowlers through their collegiate years is an honor and a privilege.”