ALJ Bowling Coach Honored At Tournament

Coach Michele Zaleski

Coach Michele Zaleski

CLARK — Coach Michele Zaleski from Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark was one of two coaches honored by Westfield Tournament directors at the start of the tournament. 

Zaleski earned her Bachelors Degree in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University where she also showcased her athletic abilities and competed on the softball field. She has been employed by the Clark Board of Education for 24 years as a physical education/health teacher and she currently teaches in the middle school and has been coaching for the past 20 years. During her tenure in Clark, she has coached several sports which include tennis, volleyball, and softball.

Zaleski took over the bowling program in 1999 and remained with the team until 2003 when it was cut from the school’s budget. In 2009, the school board reinstated Johnson’s bowling team and Zaleski came back to guide the team to an impressive series of victories and winning streaks.

Since 2009, Coach Zaleski has led her teams to:

  • 3 Conference Titles
  • 3 Union County Titles 
  • 3 Sectional State Titles
  • and a Group1 State Championship in 2013

Zaleski’s team took first place in the Westfield Tournament with a 3,370 pin series total.

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