ARLINGTON, Texas – Since 2002, red, white and blue have been the main clothing colors for The US team head coach Rod Ross.

After nearly two decades as part of the U.S. Youth Team and Team USA coaching staff, Ross, 64, has decided to retire.

During his time under the auspices of Team USA, Ross has excelled in many roles, and is also the director of the International Center for Training and Research, which officially opened its doors there. in 2010.

He has been a gold coach at the United States Bowling Congress since 2000, was selected as assistant coach for the U.S. Youth Team in 2002 under the USBC Hall of Famer eventually Jeri Edwards. He took over as head coach in 2004 and held that position until 2017.

His responsibilities expanded in 2007 to include assisting with the adult version of Team USA, again under Edwards, and he continued as head coach in 2010.

As part of Team USA’s program, Ross has helped competitors from the United States to hundreds of medals in international competition, including more than 25 adult world level competitions, seven gold medals at the Pan Games America and three QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup titles.

From 2010-2012, U.S. Youth Team girls, U.S. Junior Team boys, U.S. Team women and U.S. Team men were all world champions under Ross ’leadership.

“The players always say that it’s not a feeling to stand on the medal podium and hear our national anthem, but it’s also a great honor and pride for me to have evidence of this with them and with it. our team, “said Ross, five – U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee National Coach of the Year for Bowling (2004, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2019).” Although I played the least part in helping by realizing their dreams, it is an experience that I will always fund.

“My time with the Team USA program has been memorable and rewarding, and I’m definitely going to miss the excitement of preparing for, and competing against, the best. on the world. Other than that, I’m going to miss all the wonderful players, coaches, managers and staff. I look forward to continuing the success of the players and the program. “

Ross (center) with U.S. Team coaches Bryan O’Keefe and Mark Baker (lr.).

Prior to leading the ITRC in Texas, Ross gained a reputation for developing advanced computer and video training technology and for creating the first formal bowling training facility on the West Coast.

His work helped him win the USOPC Doc Counsilman Science Award for bowling in 2005, the first for the bowling industry.

The award recognizes a coach who uses science, medicine and / or technology in his or her leadership or who has developed innovative ways to integrate sports science into coaching.

At the time, Ross and his wife, Teresa, now a coaching expert at USBC, owned and ran the Manteca Bowl store and training center in Manteca, California. His career in the industry spans over 40 years.

Along with coaching some of the best archers in the world within the U.S. Team program, Ross ’knowledge and experience has made it a resource for bowlers, coaches and pro buyers from all over the world universe.

“We are extremely grateful to Rod for his commitment to Team USA and for all the contributions he has made to help make the program such a success over the past two decades,” said USBC Managing Director , Chad Murphy.