Healy chosen to lead new bowling programs

Glenn Healy '90

Mount Mercy will compete in men’s and women’s bowling starting in the fall of 2011, and Glenn Healy ’90 has been chosen to lead both programs. Bowling is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and it brings Mount Mercy’s total number of intercollegiate sports to 15.

Men’s and women’s bowling are the first programs added at the University since women’s soccer in 1999. Mount Mercy is the seventh school in the Midwest Collegiate Conference to offer the sport.

“The addition of bowling gives students an additional athletic experience that they didn’t have before,” said Scot Reisinger, director of athletics. “We believe that participating in athletics is one of the ways that students gain valuable life lessons at Mount Mercy, and the ability to expand that possibility is exciting.”

Healy is a 1990 Mount Mercy graduate with a B.B.A. in management and marketing. He has been a youth bowling coach in the Cedar Rapids area for more than 20 years, and was also the assistant boys’ and girls’ bowling coach at Jefferson High School since 2007.

“I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to be part of the first men’s and women’s bowling teams at Mount Mercy,” Healy said. “I look forward to recruiting exceptionally talented student-athletes, and I expect that we will be a force to be reckoned with in collegiate bowling.”

According to the United States Bowling Congress, more than 3,500 student-athletes on 200 college and university bowling teams compete in more than 80 certified tournaments each year. Mount Mercy is one of nearly 100 colleges and universities around the country offering bowling scholarships.