As relatively new teams, men’s and women’s bowling at Olivet are programs looking to grow, expand and build in the coming seasons. If you’re an incoming freshman with a passion for bowling, you could be part of OC history by helping to take the team to the next competitive level.
Many students participate in athletics, and joining a team allows students to gain a prospective on life and learning beyond the walls of a classroom. In addition, bowlers are considered for Talent Scholarships up to $3,000.
Head Bowling Coach
Dave Jackson serves as head coach for both the Olivet College men’s and women’s bowling teams. Before coming to Olivet, Coach Jackson earned more than 20 years of coaching experience at Charlotte High School. The Orioles were represented at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) State Finals every year since 2007 under Coach Jackson’s leadership. In 2011, the Charlotte girls won their first-ever MHSAA Division II championship and Coach Jackson was named High School Bowling Coaches Association Coach of the Year. In addition, he is s the co-owner of the Char Lanes Bowling Center in Charlotte, a United States Bowling Congress Silver Level Coach, vice president of the Lansing Youth Bowling Association, and a board member of the Charlotte Bowling Association.
Olivet is a great school, and one of the things that continues to impress me are the people on campus. It’s almost otherworldly or a throwback to an earlier time when people were more courteous. Holding doors for others, just saying hello, and genuinely caring about how other people are doing are commonplace. I personally have found everyone on this campus to be extremely helpful from day one and have enjoyed this environment for learning as well as working.