2016-17 Men's Bowling Coaches
Clay Boyd Photo

Clay Boyd

Head Coach 8th season


Clay Boyd enters his seventh  season at the helm of the Wildcat bowling program.  Boyd looks to continue building with great junior and senior leadership.  Last year, Boyd produced six Academic All Americans.  He was also named the 2012-2013 Bethel University Club Sport Coach of the Year, and the 2013-2014 Mid South Conference Co-Coach of the Year.  Boyd began his coaching career at Bethel University in 2009 as the men’s and women’s bowling coach.  Coach Boyd used his first year as coach to recruit team members.

Boyd went on to bowl collegiately at the University of Pikeville during the 2002-2003 season.  That season, Boyd was a member of a team that competed at the USBC national tournament for the USBC National Championship.

Coach Boyd graduated in 2007 from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wellness and Leisure Services.  Boyd and his wife, Kristin have a daughter, Kayleigh and a son, Cason.

Coach Boyd commented,  “As we work on the consistency and techniques of our student athletes, emphasis will be placed on high standards, character, competitiveness, dedication, and commitment”.


Dennis Bohnert Photo

Dennis Bohnert

Assistant Coach 7th season


Dennis Bohnert came to Bethel in August 2011 as the Assistant Bowling coach.  This is his first coaching job.  His responsibilities include monitoring team academics, recruiting, organizing practice drills, and on-lane coaching.

Bohnert volunteered his time starting in 2009 to assist in the forming of the bowling program.  Bohnert has been bowling in leagues and tournaments for fifty plus years.  Coach Bohnert is a 1994 graduate of Barry University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.  Bohnert is married to Candice, and they have two daughters, Nancy and Suzanne, and three grandchildren.