Bill Tetterton named David Dahms Coach of the Year


    USBC Youth

    Pennsylvania coach's commitment earns national USBC Youth honor

    2006DDCotYBillTetterton.jpg Bill Tetterton Jr., Kenhorst, Pa., has been selected by the United States Bowling Congress Youth Committee as the USBC Youth program's David Dahms Coach of the Year. The honor recognizes Tetterton's continued efforts to help young bowlers improve their skills and experience a variety of competitive opportunities.

    "I will accept this honor on behalf of the many hardworking volunteers here in Berks County," Tetterton said. "Youth bowlers of today are the adult bowlers of tomorrow, and we must do what we can to retain their interest in the sport."

    A USBC certified Bronze level coach, Tetterton has coached junior leagues, high school bowling teams and a collegiate men's bowling team during his 26 years of instructing young bowlers in southeastern Pennsylvania. As supervisor of the Bowl-O-Rama Terre Trophy Sport Shot League, Tetterton offers the only certified Sport Bowling league in Berks County that is open to youth. He also serves as the executive director of the Berks Reading Area Traveling Junior Elite League.

    "I encourage anyone with a few hours to spare to dedicate their time to helping kids," Tetterton said. "Coaching today is my way to give back in appreciation for the opportunities I was given when I was a youth."

    Tetterton will be presented with his David Dahms Coach of the Year award during the closing ceremonies of the USBC Junior Gold Championships on July 14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The award is named for one of the founders of USBC's Junior Gold program for high-average youth bowlers.