Clyde Ferguson, Jr.
Clyde Ferguson, Jr.
Title: Head Coach

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of bowling as a program at Belmont Abbey College and the hire of Clyde Ferguson, Jr. as our first Head Bowling coach," Miss said. "Ferguson’s enthusiasm for and knowledge of the sport of bowling as well as his impressive credentials as a teacher and mentor bode well for the program's future success. Most importantly, Clyde is well-equipped to embrace the challenge of facilitating the formation and development of our students into well rounded, young men and women that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others."

Ferguson has been a bowling professional since 1999 and is ranked one of the top 100 bowling instructors in the United States. He has been recognized by the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA), the United States Bowling Congress and is a USA Bowling Silver level coach. He has completed all levels of USA Bowling coach training.

“From day one my philosophy in coaching and education is that everybody has the potential to succeed," Ferguson said. "I am excited about the prospect of building a competitive bowling program here at Belmont Abbey College.  As our students mentor and coach my primary responsibility is to help them to achieve their full potential."

Before entering the bowling profession, Ferguson was a renowned band director at the high school level for 26 years, and led Hickory’s St. Stephen’s marching band to a top ten world ranking.

Ferguson also has experience in the public sector, where he served as the Director of the Western Carolina Youth Involvement Office under Governor James Hunt.

A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, Ferguson is a graduate of Mitchell College and Gardner-Webb University. Ferguson and his wife, Karen, have five children and 12 grandchildren.