NORFOLK, Neb. -- In a press release sent out on Monday, Norfolk Public schools announced two new coaches to the NPS bowling team.

Michael Wright, a teacher at Norfolk has been named as the new head coach of the program of both boy's and girl's teams for the 2022-23 season. In the release, Wright spoke about his excitement to be at the head of the program as well as his qualifications for the position.

"Bowling has always been a huge part of my life," Wright explained. "I was involved in bowling throughout my four years of high school where we won a state championship and a South Dakota Invitational Tournament, runner up at state, and multiple personal milestones. I also bowled for two years at the college level at Wayne State College. Bowling has taught me a lot about perseverance and maintaining a positive attitude when competing, even when it was tough.”

The other addition to the program is Jessi Jensen, another teacher at Norfolk Public Schools who was named the assistant coach to both teams. Jensen talked about her love of bowling and what she can bring to the table as part of the program.

"I am excited to be the assistant coach of the 2022/2023 Norfolk High School bowling team," she said. "I have been bowling for 34 years and look forward to sharing my passion with others. I bowled at Iowa State University for 1 1/2 years before transferring to Wayne State College for golf. I was assistant bowling coach at Sioux City East for 1 year when my kids were little. I've attended the Shocker bowling camp at Wichita State with my children. Currently, I bowl in a league and travel to a variety of tournaments throughout the United States.”

In the press release, NPS said they are excited for both coaches and that they look forward to seeing the bowling program grow and improve under their leadership.