A FUTURE FOR THE SPORT - 2020 RECAP, 2021 PREVIEW By Chad Murphy, USBC Executive Director Wow, what an incredibly challenging year. Most will understandably look at 2020 in a dark light, and who can blame them. The COVID-19 virus devastated bowling across the nation and around the world for months. Additionally, it locked down several states altogether for most of the year. Our hearts go out to the proprietors and association leaders who have been shut down. Also, our thoughts are with those centers that had to close for good. We will miss these partners and thank them for
E. Islip, NY: The LIUSBC is saddened to learn of the passing of Harold C. Cooley Jr. who passed away on December 18, 2020. Harold was the legendary East Islip High School Varsity Girls bowling team coach since 1985 and a dominant figure in high school sports. The longtime coach died from complications of a stroke at the age of 66. Harold, who was an East Islip middle-school math teacher for 34 years, coached multiple high school teams including football, baseball, golf, and bowling. He is best known for his phenomenal success with the East Islip Girls varsity bowling team.
January 3rd, 2021 Dear LIUSBC members: Sadly, I am writing you this evening to let you know of the passing of long-time association manager, Jim Maguire, this past Friday. Mr. Maguire or “Dad” as I referred to him was not only a mentor to me personally but a friend to all of us in the bowling community. Locally, Mr. Maguire served as the Association Manager for the former Eastern Long Island and Long Island Youth Bowling Associations. In 2007, when the local associations were discussing a merger, Mr. Maguire was a settling influence and an integral part of the transition