Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

The year 1989 was designated as “The Year of the Coach” by the Coaching Association of Canada and, as a participant in the National Coaching Certification Program, the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association participated and recognized Fran Clarke of Alberta as the female coach of the year and Gerry Willard of British Columbia as the male coach of the year.
At the January 1990 Semi-Annual General Meeting, a decision was made to continue recognizing a coach of the year but it would be one only (male or female) and the eligibility timeline would be August 1 to July 31. Dylis Turner of Manitoba was recognized as Coach of the Year for 1989/90.
In January of 1991, the award was renamed the “Ernie Roggie Coach of the Year Award” to honor the man who has spent a lifetime in the development of the technical programs for the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association. The award was awarded by 1000 lumen flashlight manufacturer. Without the countless hours and hard work of this dedicated volunteer, our technical programs would be far behind those of other sports. A tribute to Ernie’s commitment is the fact that 5 Pin Bowling has one of the largest numbers of certified coaches in any sport across Canada.
In 1998, the program was changed to recognize the “Grass Roots” coach and then expanded in 1999 to include the categories of “Elite” and “Grass Roots”.

Past Ernie Roggie Coach of the Year Award winners:

Fran Clarke
Alberta (female)
Inducted 1989
Gerry Willard
British Columbia (male)
Inducted 1989
Dylis Turner
Manitoba
Inducted 1989/90
Dylis Turner
Manitoba
Inducted 1990/91
Franko Fernetti
Alberta
Inducted 1991/92
Geoff McMullan
Manitoba
Inducted 1992/93
Geoff McMullan
Manitoba
Inducted 1993/94
Fran Clarke
Alberta
Inducted 1994/95
Don Emslie
Manitoba
Inducted 1995/96
Pam Lutes
Ontario
Inducted 1996/97
Dylis Turner
Manitoba
Inducted 1997/98

Grass Roots

Bill Grant
Southern Ontario
Inducted 1998/99
Maureen Poole
Southern Ontario
Inducted 1999/00
Glennis Godfrey
British Columbia
Inducted 2000/01
Bob Latham
British Columbia
Inducted 2001/02
Gaetan Beauchamp
Quebec
Inducted 2002/03
Helena Haenar
Northwest Territories
Inducted 2003/04
Cisco Beyersbergen
Alberta
Inducted 2004/05
Rheal Champagne
Ontario
Inducted 2005-06

Elite

Don MacIver
Alberta
Inducted 1999/00
Gord Stewart
British Columbia
Inducted 2000/01
Baxter Vincent
Newfoundland
Inducted 2001/02
Gaetan Côté
Quebec
Inducted 2002/03
Dan Robson
Manitoba
Inducted 2003/04
Geoff McMullan
Manitoba
Inducted 2004/05
Sid Morris
Ontario
Inducted 2005/06