The University of the Cumberlands (UC) athletic department is one that many schools across the nation strive to be like. With much success throughout the Mid-South Conference (MSC) and the NAIA, the Patriots are looked highly upon as a top tier program in the country. Now, the Patriots are adding yet another sport and look to do well as UC has already hired its newest head coach.
The Patriots are happy to announce the hiring of Kevin Reigle as its 1st head coach for the men's and women's bowling teams. Both teams will compete within the Mid-South Conference and the NAIA. Reigle comes to UC from Middleburg, Pennsylvania where he was graduated from Middleburg High School. After high school, Reigle attended the University of Pikeville (UPike) where he was graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. He then went on to earn a Master's of Education from Cal Coast University.
While at Pikeville, Reigle was a member of the men's bowling team as well as the men's soccer team. During his career at UPike, he was a member of the first men's team to qualify for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) National Tournament in 2004. Since his graduation, Reigle has been volunteering as a coach with the University of Pikeville, where the women's team has won 2 National Championships.
When asked about taking the position at UC, Reigle commented, "I think it is a wonderful place and I'm very excited to be a part of it. We will have an opportunity to build a very competitive and classy program that will represent the university well. The support of the administration has already been very positive and I'm excited to get started with recruiting."
Athletic Director Randy Vernon added, "I am happy to announce the hiring of Kevin Reigle as our new head men's and women's bowling coach. Kevin is an enthusiastic, energetic young coach and the kind of person we need to lead this new program we are starting. His experience as a college player at the University of Pikeville will be of great value to our program and should enable us to set up our program to be successful in a short period of time. We are excited about his hiring and excited about starting our bowling program."
For more information on the Patriot Bowling program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.