Chris Berry, Director of Sports Information
ATHENS – Aaron White was announced as the new head coach of the men’s and women’s bowling programs by Director of Athletics Donny Mayfield on Thursday.
White, who has served as an assistant coach for both programs the past two seasons, takes over for the departing John Ferguson, who recently resigned from the position.
“I am very honored and thankful to have been chosen as the head coach of the TWU men’s and women’s bowling teams,” White said. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to use my expertise to help these young people develop and better their bowling skills and games.”
The Cleveland, Tenn., native brings more than 34 years of bowling experience to Tennessee Wesleyan. White is a two-time Professional Bowling Association (PBA) Regional Tournament Champion, a two-time Southern Match Game Tournament Champion, a two-time Tennessee State Bowling Champion (Scratch All-Events), a five-time Tennessee State Bowling Team Champion (Scratch/Handicap), winning the most recent one in 2019. White has won multiple Scratch Bowling Tournaments, has over 60 perfect 300 bowling games with nine coming during play in the PBA and 20-plus 800 bowling series with a high bowling series score of 858. White has been named the Male Bowler of the Year by the Cleveland, Tennessee Bowling Association twice.
“We are excited to have Aaron step into the role of head coach of our bowling programs,” Mayfield said. “Aaron’s experience and knowledge made him the right candidate to carry the program’s momentum to the next level.”
Along with his time as an assistant coach for TWU, White has also served as an assistant coach for the Bradley Central High School Boy’s & Girl’s Bowling Team and has coached privately for over 20 years. White has also worked as the Bowling Center/Pro Shop Owner at Village Lanes, as part of the Ebonite Bowling Pro Staff and Storm Bowling Pro Staff, as general manager of the Galaxy Bowling Center and Holiday Bowl Hixson and currently serves as Pro Shop Manager and Head Pro at Leisure Time Bowling and a Brunswick Bowling Pro Regional Staff Member and works with Crooms & Co. Signs. The Cleveland State Community College graduate and PBA School attendee was a member of the PBA from 1989-2000 and is currently a member of the PBA 50.
“Having been the assistant coach for the past 2 years, I am more than excited to work with the talent we have within these two teams,”White said. “They are an exceptional group of young men and women who love the sport of bowling. My goal is to use my knowledge to help grow this program and bring home multiple championships and hopefully a national title.”
The men’s and women’s bowling teams compete in the Mid-South Conference.