Joe Squires enters his second season as head coach of the Waldorf University men’s and women’s bowling teams.
The Warrior men's team put together a monumental season during the 2015-16 campaign. They won the first-ever tournament championship in program history during the Stout State Open and followed up the performance with another tournament title as they captured first place in the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge.
The Waldorf men's team clinched a postseason berth for the first time in school history, placing 20th in the 2015-16 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Team Sectionals. The Warriors ended the season ranked 45th nationally out of approximately 200 teams, just one year after finishing 83rd nationally. Four players were honored as USBC Academic All-Americans.
Squires spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach for the Warriors. He also served as head coach of the Mason City High School boys’ and girls’ bowling teams the past two seasons.
A native of Albert Lea, Minn., Squires graduated from Albert Lea High School in 2004. He bowled at the varsity level for the Tigers all four years of his prep career and qualified for the state tournament three times. Squires also played varsity soccer for three seasons.
Bowling became a passion for Squires at a young age and he continues to participate in league bowling. He started coaching at the youth level when he was 16 years old, helping organize and provide pointers to beginning bowlers.
Squires continued his education and athletic career at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s of science degree in secondary education and political science. He also received his coaching endorsement from the Board of Educational Examiners of Iowa.
While at Cornell, Squires played two seasons of NCAA Division III soccer for the Rams. He was also involved in bowling intramurals throughout his four years at Cornell.
Squires, who also serves as Waldorf's director of athletic events, is currently pursuing a master of arts degree from Waldorf in organizational leadership with a concentration in sports management. He resides in Owatonna, Minn.
|Roger Harford||SO||Jacobus, Pa.||Dallastown Area HS|
|Nicholas Heimerman||SR||Faribault, Minn.||Faribault HS|
|Damon Helgevold||SO||Osceola, Iowa||Clarke Community HS|
|Tanner Schmitz||SO||Faribault, Minn.||Faribault HS|
|Kyle Swiderski||SO||Minneapolis, Minn.||St. Croix Lutheran HS|
|Michael Templin||JR||Gaylord, Minn.||Sibley East HS|