Megan Raymond was recently hired as the bowling Assistant Coach
Megan Raymond was recently hired as the bowling Assistant Coach

Aug. 20, 2009

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Sharon Brummell, Head Women's Bowling Coach, is proud to announce the hiring of one of her former bowlers, Megan Raymond, as the new Assistant Coach. Coach Raymond will begin her duties on October 1.

Raymond, a native of Cumberland, Md., spent three years as a bowler under Brummell and is a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in Photography.

While she missed out on the 2007-08 NCAA Championship team, Raymond was a crucial part of the 2006-07 NCAA Championship Runner-Up team. She was also a member 2003-04 team that produced the very first perfect baker game in NCAA history. There have only been two such feats since then.

In her senior season at UMES, Raymond compiled an average of just under 180 with a game high of 279.

"We are extremely excited to have Megan join our staff," proclaimed Brummell. "Our bowlers will benefit tremendously from her extensive knowledge and understanding of the sport."

Prior to joining the staff at UMES, she was a full-time photographer with Gannett Newspapers and also assisted with photography for UMES Athletic events.

Raymond replaces Doug Dukes who chose not to renew his contract when it expired in June to spend more time with his family.

Dukes, who grew up in the sport of bowling, coached at UMES for six seasons. He played an integral role in the 2007-08 NCAA Championship team. His primary responsibilities included conducting practice, ball layout, ball drilling and equipment modifications. He also played a vital role in increasing player awareness and lane playability when it came to game-day athletic performances.

In 2004, he helped guide the Lady Hawks to the first ever NCAA Championship appearance, and has been on staff for all six NCAA Tournament appearances.



"The entire Athletic Department, myself and the bowlers want to thank Coach Dukes for the time and energy he put into coaching," said Brummell. "He helped build this program into a national power. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."