The purpose of the coaching staff is to provide structure and accountability for the program. Between them, the coaching staff has significant years of experience, credentials and success. The coaches are here to help everyone get better, to help facilitate our goals and to provide continuity for our program.
The Head Coach for both teams is Michael Fine. He is also the Director of Crenshaw Lanes. This is Coach Fine’s 14 the year at Florida State after coaching the University of Kansas Bowling Teams for 19 years.
Coach Fine is a USBC Silver Level certified coach, past-President of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association, and the 2002 Men’s Intercollegiate Bowling Coach of the Year. While at the University of Kansas, his men’s teams advanced to the IBC in five of his last six years and captured the 2004 Intercollegiate Bowling Championship. The KU women’s team advanced to the IBC in his last three years including two top five finishes. Coach Fine was twice named to The Bowlers Journal “Top 100 Bowling Coaches in America”. Coach Fine currently serves on the USBC Collegiate Advisory Council representing the interests of all collegiate bowling programs and the USBC Collegiate Division. He also serves as the Secretary/Rules Editor for NCAA Women’s Bowling.
Coach Fine received his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management from Emporia State University and his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. He is married to Jeannie and has two wonderful bowling loving Labs, Maui Bear and Dr. Phog.
David Beck is entering his 9th year as part of the programs coaching staff. He was a four year FSU bowler from 2005 – 2009. David was an officer for 3 years including serving as team President his senior year. He was a two-time recipient of the Marvin Overby Scholarship and a member of the Intercollegiate Team Championship team in 2007. Coach Beck was recognized as Sport Club Member of the Year in 2008 and was Chairman of the Sports Club Council in 2009. He received his BS in Political Science and Business Administration from Florida State. David is currently sponsored by Track Bowling and VISE. He also holds the record for the high three game series in Tallahassee, with a nice 856 series, and was inducted into the Tallahassee Bowling Hall of Fame in 2016. Coach Beck is the Associate Director for University Business Administrators. Coach Beck is the team’s ball layout and drilling expert.
Theses individuals are alums of the FSU Bowling Program who have continued to be involved in the program. They have volunteered to be a resource for the team and will participate in a number of ways throughout the year.
Ricky Bailey was a four-year member of the FSU Bowling team who graduated in 2006 with a BS in Business-Management Information Systems and his MBA in 2009 also from FSU. Ricky served as an officer on the bowling team for three years. Coach Bailey has taken leadership roles in bowling since his days as a youth bowler. He was inducted into the Jacksonville Youth Bowling Hall of Fame for outstanding service to youth bowlers. He is currently the Business Manager for the FSU Division of Student Affairs. Ricky also serves as Club Advisor.
Gina Miller was a four year bowler from 2006 to 2010. She was elected Treasurer of the Bowling Club in 2008. In 2009, she was the winner of the Marvin Overby Memorial Scholarship. She was Treasurer of the Bowling Club in 2008. Coach Miller was a part of both the 2008 and 2010 teams that advanced to the Intercollegiate Team Championship. She received her BS in Information Technology and her MS in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication at FSU. Coach Miller works for the FSU Division of Student Affairs as the Marking, Web and Social Media Manager. She has a bowling loving husband Matt who works at Oglesby Union, a wonderful daughter Kenzie, and three wonderful bowling loving dogs, Mogley, Oakley, and Cooper.
Lauren Booke was a four-year player and two time All-American at FSU. She has completed two degrees at FSU, and currently works as the Oglesby Union as the Guest Services Operation Manager.
Misty Quandt was a four-year member of the bowling team who graduated in April of 2012 with her degree in Engineering. Coach Quandt was the named the 2012 Sports Club member of the Year for all of FSU based on her exemplary service as Secretary to the Bowling Team. Misty bowled in three intercollegiate Team Championships during her four years. Misty has completed both a BS and MS degrees from FSU in Engineering and is working for Tetra Tech, an environmental consulting firm. She is also active within the Tallahassee United States Bowling Congress. She has a bowling-loving husband Brad, stepdaughter Maddy, a daughter Emersyn, and Boxers Bentley and Mya.
Mental Skills Coaches
The bowling team is happy to have a relationship with the FSU Applied Sport Psychology Consulting Services. This allows FSU Sports Psychology Doctoral students to experience working with a sports team and it allows us to utilize cutting edge thinking in the field of sports psychology. Our Mental Skills Coaches conduct team and individual sessions.
Consider scheduling a session if you have experienced any of the following thoughts:
“I want to get better.”
“I usually do better in practice than tournaments.”
“I don’t have a mental routine” or “I have a mental routine, but I don’t know if it’s working”
“I feel nervous at tournaments and can’t seem to calm down.”
“I have a lot of negative thoughts during competition.” For example, “I keep remembering how poorly I performed at Sectionals last year and can’t get that out of my head.”
“I worry a lot about letting the team down.”
“I have a hard time concentrating when it’s my turn to bowl. The spectators and noise distract me.”
“I let comments I hear bother me and affect my performance.”
“I practice a lot but don’t seem to get any better.”
“When I have one bad throw, I seem to get worse and worse after that.”