NTS18 Head Coach Appointed

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
April 26, 2023

Tenpin Bowling Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Alexander as the new head coach for NTS18.

After conducting an extensive expression of interest process, TBA received several high-quality applications for the role, and Alexander stood out as the ideal candidate to fill the vacancy left by the previous coaching group of Shane Bernhardt, Bianca Flanagan, and Simon Pearce.

Boasting experience at local, national, and international levels as a current USBC Silver Plus accredited coach, Alexander is well-equipped to return to coaching junior athletes after his stint as the NTS Open coach for the past few years.

Alexander previously served as the Assistant coach for both junior and youth teams from 2011 to 2017 before becoming the Youth head coach in 2018-2019. Alexander then coached the NTS Open team, where he helped guide Sam Cooley to a gold medal win at the 2022 World Games in Alabama before returning home to oversee a silver and bronze medal at the 2022 World Cup on the Sunshine Coast.

Alexander has been coaching the South Australia President’s Shield teams since 2005 and is the personal coach of several National Training Squad members. He is thrilled to return to NTS18, saying, “I am excited to be back coaching the junior athletes and am looking forward to working with the new coaching group to develop the next generation of elite bowlers.”

Alexander is currently in the process of finalizing his coaching group, which will involve selecting the best candidates from the applications received for the Assistant coach roles as part of the expression of interest process.

Furthermore, with the transfer to the NTS18 group, the process to fill the vacancy for the NTS Open coach roles will commence shortly, with another expression of interest process to be released in the next week.

Tenpin Bowling Australia congratulates Robert Alexander on his appointment as the NTS18 head coach and looks forward to his contributions to developing and guiding the next generation of Australian bowlers to success.