Shawn Flanary is the head women’s bowling coach at Lincoln University of Missouri. Flanary is looking to add 3-5 players for the 2016-17 season as starting freshman players.

Flanary becomes the program’s first head coach after starting the Jefferson City High-affiliated bowling team and immediately leading that squad to success. Flanary began the program in 2010 and led the team to the Missouri state championship tournament in its first season, ultimately finishing 14th.

The next year, Flanary built on that success by guiding the program to a state runner-up finish. Despite losing nine seniors, Flanary helped his 2012-13 squad finish 10th in the state. The led to last year, in which Jefferson City won the 2014 state title.

A life-long fan of the sport of bowling, Flanary began competing at a serious level while stationed with the United States Army in Hawaii in the mid-80s. In 1985, he became the first player in his unit to shoot a 300. Flanary has bowled over 30 perfect games in his career and has won 12 Professional Bowlers Assocation events.

Originally from Detroit, Mich., where he was a member of the Detroit All-Star Traveling League, Flanary first moved to Missouri in the 1980s when he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood.