Spratford Named NJCU Women’s Bowling Head Coach

JERSEY CITY — The greatest bowler in the history of New Jersey City University’s women’s bowling program is coming home. Four-time All-American Vicki Spratford, who led NJCU to the 2006 and 2008 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Final Four and was voted the 2006-07 and 2007-08 National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Division III National Player of the Year, has been named as the second head coach in Gothic Knight history.

Spratford (Hopelawn/Woodbridge High School) succeeds her own former head coach, Frank Parisi, who retired from coaching after 13 seasons as the second winningest coach in NCAA history with 758 victories.

“We are extremely pleased and excited to have Vicki Spratford back at NJCU in a coaching capacity, and look forward to continued success for the women’s bowling program under her leadership,” said Alice De Fazio, Director of Athletics.

Spratford said, “I am extremely honored to be back at NJCU as head coach. Playing at NJCU were the best four years of my life, and if I can’t be back bowling on the lanes I am so happy to have the opportunity to coach at my alma mater. I’ve always wanted to coach and needless to say, I have very big shoes to fill. NJCU has been a national powerhouse in bowling and I hope to continue that success and tradition.”

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