2017-18 Men's Bowling Coaches
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Eric Littig
Head Coach: 5th Season
Phone: 563-333-6305

Eric Littig was announced as the St. Ambrose University men's bowling coach in September of 2013. He was named head coach of the women's team in August of 2014.

With 25 years of experience, Littig is one of the most recognizable coaches in the Midwest. A member of the Davenport Bowling Association, Moline-East Moline Bowling Association and Tri-City Classic League Bowling Halls of Fame, Littig was named the Greater Davenport Bowling Association Coach of the Year in 2009.

He has privately coached more than 50 top-level high school, college and scholarship competitors, and has spent time coaching at both Davenport West and Davenport Central High Schools.

A two-time regional touring player with the Professional Bowlers Association, Littig has competed in 11 National Bowling Championship tournaments and more than two dozen professional tournaments. He has rolled 18 career 300 games.

Littig currently serves as the Tournament Director of the Greater Iowa Scholarship Bowling Tour.

"As a Quad City native, and someone who has lived in the Quad Cities my entire life, it is truly an honor to be involved with the premiere University in the Quad Cities. I am truly grateful for this opportunity," Littig said.

"I've been bowling since I was 14, and coaching is my true passion in life. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that coaching here at St. Ambrose will bring. The bowling cornerstones have already been laid here at St Ambrose. I believe I can help our program succeed, and climb into the upper ranks as a major force in collegiate competition. I am hoping to educate our bowlers, expand their knowledge about the game, and inspire each bowler to purse and achieve their dreams."

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Jeff Griebel
Assistant Coach: 9th Season
Phone: 563-333-6305

Jeff Griebel has been as assistant coach for the St. Ambrose bowling program since its inception in 2009-10.

Griebel, also the head men’s golf coach and Director of Athletic Recruitment at SAU, is primarily responsible for recruiting.

Coach Griebel has bowled in numerous leagues in the Quad City area over the last 20 years. He is a member of the NAIA Bowling Coaches Association and The National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA). He currently serves on the national collegiate rating committee for the NCBCA.

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Craig Crawford
Assistant Coach: 4th Season

Craig Crawford was named an assistant bowling coach at St. Ambrose prior to the 2014-15 season.

Crawford, the owner of a 220 average, has rolled seven 300 games and two 800 series.

He has participated in weekly leagues for the last 22 years.

Up to date with the latest trends in the bowling industry, including oil patterns and bowling ball characteristics, Crawford has assisted youth bowlers during scholarship and Jr. Gold tournaments.