University of Nebraska Athletics confirmed that Women’s Head Bowling Coach Bill Straub has been hospitalized since late last week. Nebraska Assistant Head Coach Paul Klempa will serve as the Huskers’ Interim Head Coach in his absence as the bowling team begins its spring schedule with the Midwinter Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.
Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst gave his full support to Coach Straub and Coach Klempa. “On behalf of the entire athletic department, our priority is for Bill to make a complete recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill, his wife, Kim, and their daughter, as he begins the recovery process. We know that our student-athletes are in the capable hands of Coach Klempa, who has been with our bowling team assisting Coach Straub since our program began.”
Bowling has been sanctioned by the NCAA for the past 17 seasons. In 22 years as the only head coach, (with the first five being a club team) Straub has led the Huskers to 11 championships in the sport.