No stranger to Huntington County, Coach Bischoff started the Huntington North High School bowling program in 1999 and quickly developed it into one of the premier programs in the state. In his 12 years as the boys' varsity head coach, the Vikings made six state appearances and captured two state titles with the most recent championship coming this past spring. He led the team to ten conference championships and has compiled a career conference record of 59-7.
Coach Bischoff is a USBC Certified Silver Level Coach and Registered Volunteer. He has also served as the Hoosier Conference Coordinator since 1999 and is a member of the Indiana High School Advisory Board. His involvement in bowling over the past 30 years has given him numerous connections within the sport which will provide him with viable sources for recruiting student-athletes to HU.
With the Foresters' first year of competition to begin in the fall of 2012, Huntington University Athletic Director Lori Culler is excited to have Coach Bischoff at the helm.
"We're very excited that Jim agreed to head our bowling programs. He brings a tremendous amount of bowling and coaching knowledge to the position," commented Culler. "His experience with starting the Huntington North bowling programs 12 years ago and the success the programs have achieved give him a great foundation with which to begin to build our programs. His connections within the sport are numerous and will be a benefit to him as he begins to recruit. We're looking forward to where his leadership will take us."
Bischoff graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1989. Currently he is the Digital Print Production Manager at the HF Group in North Manchester, Indiana. He and his wife, Stacey, reside in Huntington, Indiana.