Kegel's Randy Stoughton joins elite Gold coach group



    2009GoldCoachRandyStoughton.jpg Randy Stoughton, one of the most experienced coaches in the world, has earned Gold Level certification from the United States Bowling Congress.

    "USBC Coaching is proud to welcome Randy as our newest Gold Level Certified Coach. Randy has a great history of skills as a past PBA player, tour rep, ball driller, and elite coach. All of these items make him a very unique coach that will help bring more credibility to the USBC Coaching Program," stated David Garber, High Performance Director of USBC Team USA, Coaching & International Training Center.

    "Achieving Gold-Level certification is a validation of my expertise and continued passion for learning skills to promote and develop the sport of bowling, said Stoughton, 54, who gave his first coaching lesson in 1972, at the age of 18, in his hometown of Indianapolis.

    2009KTCLogo.jpg Known for his tenacious personality and dedication to the sport of bowling, Stoughton continues to develop his skill and knowledge at the world-famous Kegel Training Center, where he has worked as the Head Teaching Instructor since 2003.

    "Randy has one of the best eyes and keen instincts for teaching of anyone I have ever worked with," said Del Warren Vice President of the Kegel Training Center. "The Kegel Training Center family is proud of his accomplishments."

    Stoughton is known throughout the bowling world as being one of the best and most knowledgeable ball drillers. It is estimated that he has drilled more than 100,000 bowling balls over his career. In addition to on-lane coaching expertise, his pro shop course is highly popular and sought-out from elite players, pro shop operators and coaches from around the world.

    From 1991 to 1996 and 1998 to 2002, Stoughton worked as a Sales Manager for Ebonite International. In this capacity, he traveled the world giving ball drilling seminars throughout Europe, Australia and the United States.

    In addition, with Ebonite he provided support to professional bowlers as a Tour Representative for both the PBA and PWBA Tours. In this capacity, he advised many of the best women bowlers in the history of our sport, including Aleta Sill, Carolyn Dorin Ballard, Leanne Barrett, Kim Terrell- Kearney and Cara Honeychurch.

    He has also worked extensively with many PBA stars including Jason Couch, Mike Edwards and Tom Baker, among others.

    During 1987 to 1990, he was the ball driller for Player Services on the PBA Tour. And, in 1997, he took one year off from his Tour Rep duties to assume the role of Player Services Director on the PBA Tour. From 1982 to 1986, Stoughton was also a Touring Professional on the PBA Tour.