Morehead State University men’s bowling coach Bobby Brown was named Kerm Helmer Coach of the Year Wednesday during the Night of Champions banquet in conjunction with the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC), which opened Thursday at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.

Brown has been coaching MSU since 1999. In 2003, he coached the Eagles to their highest finish ever, as they placed second in the nation. Under his leadership, the men have several national third place finishes as recently as 2006.

He attended Morehead State from 1994-99 and earned the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration degrees. As a member of the MSU Bowling Team, he has bowled a 300 game (one of 11 in his career), a high series of 826 (one of three career 800 series) and achieved a high average of 249.

Eagle bowler Mike Conn, Louisville junior, was named second team All-American.

Other team members include: David Dougherty, Nashville junior; Matt Fitch, Nicholasville junior; Justin Franzer, Coldwater, Ohio, junior; Freddie Ringrose, South Lyon, Mich., sophomore; E.J. Smith, Winston-Salem, N.C., junior; Andrew Watterson, Youngstown, Ohio, junior; and Steve Zimmer, Louisville senior.

The Eagles qualified for the ITC by finishing second in the Smyrna, Tenn., Sectional.

During the tournament, additional information will be available on the website.

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