Position: Head Coach
Coach JR attended Muncie Christian School through middle school, and graduated from Bible Baptist High School in 1999. Coach JR also completed business management classes through UPS. He is married with one child, a 16 year old, who attends DHS. For a living, JR is an operations supervisor for JC Penny’s Logistic Center. JR greatly enjoys teaching kids, as he is also involved in Westside Family Church’s kids ministry, and also involved in the community. JR started bowling when he was 12 years old and he has been in love with the sport ever since. By 2005 JR was carrying a solid 215 in 2 houses, regularly going to tournaments between Tulsa, OK, Wichita, KS, KCMO and KCK. From 2005-2007 JR worked part-time at Ranch Bowl, the owners at that time was Steve Heffley and his family. JR not only took advantage of this opportunity to finesse his bowling art, but also found joy in helping kids really understand the game and seeing their own improvements. By 2009, JR was holding an in house average of 235 in multiple locations, in state tournaments an average of mid 250s, and a fair 220 out of state tournament average.
JR commented, “My goal is to help develop students in a positive manager, by properly teaching them the sport, no matter what level of experience, and enjoying the game for what it is. I’m very excited for our bowling program and look forward to many successes.”
Please feel free to contact Coach JR with any questions regarding the DHS Bowling Program.
Position: Assistant Coach
Coach Katsbulas grew up in Prairie Village and started bowing in youth leagues at Mission Bowl in elementary school. Katsbulas looked forward to going bowling every week. She is ever grateful to her parents for sharing their love of bowling with her and she is excited to share her love with our future generation of bowlers.
Coach Katsbulas went to Pittsburg State University and graduated with a degree in elementary education and middle level mathematics. Soon after she also received her master’s degree in educational technology from Pittsburg State University. Katsbulas spent the first six years of her career teaching middle school math in the Southeast Kansas area. Katsbulas and her husband moved to Shawnee in 2015 and she began teaching math at Mill Creek Middle School. Her husband is an educator in the Shawnee Mission School District and they are expecting their first child in March of 2017.