Clyde Ferguson enters his second year leading the Belmont Abbey men's and women's bowling programs. When Belmont Abbey added its bowling program in 2016, he was the natural choice as its first head coach, having been recognized as a top 100 bowling instructor and a resident of Hickory.
Ferguson has been a bowling professional since 1999 and 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.
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.