GV Vikings
Head Coach
8th Season

Melody has been involved in the Grand View Bowling program for the past seven years starting out as the men's and women's assistant coach for the first six years then becoming head coach last season.

She guided the men's team into the highest finish at the NAIA  Championship in the 2014-2015 season with a fourth place finish. The men's team has also finished fifth the past two seasons at the USBC Intercollegiate qualifier for Nationals, missing the cut to advance both times by a few pins. The men had their highest National USBC Collegiate ranking finishing 20th out of 170 teams for the 2016-17 season.

Melody has an extensive bowling background. Growing up in her parent's bowling center, she began sanction league play at age five. She has a total of nine sanctioned 300 games and a high series of 827. Also to her credit: a National Double's title, a PWBA regional title, holds the State doubles record of 1504 with partner Lisa Lihs, has won the BPAA Top Amateur Tournament in 1990, has accumulated 16 Iowa State titles, and has 17 Greater Iowa Tournament championships. Melody was also a  member of the Professional Women's Bowling Association from 1992 to 2003 and belonged to the prestigious Lind's Northern Stars team located out of Minnesota for five years. Melody belongs to three Hall of Fames: Jasper Co., Greater Des Moines, and the Iowa Women's State.

Melody owned Triangle Lanes in Colfax, IA for ten years and spent eleven years as Youth Director at Bowlerama Lanes in Des Moines, IA. She has been a USBC certified Silver Level Instructor since 1999. She was a volunteer coach for two years for the Iowa State Bowling Club and coached Iowa High School Bowling for 10 years at East High for six years and Lincoln for four. During that time, her Lincoln boys team qualified for state four times and won two State Championships. Melody was also named Conference Coach of the Year in 2010. In 2013 & 2014, she was listed as one of the Top 100 Coaches in the Nation.

Melody and her husband Keith are owners of K.O.'s Pro Shop located inside Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, IA. They have two sons Jamie and Joel. They currently reside in Colfax, IA.

2017-18 Men's Bowling Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Men's Bowling Team
Sam ArickxFR  Nora Springs, IA
Sam CantrellJR  Citrus Heights, CA
Tyler CarderSO  Des Moines, IA
Brad FaneSR  Des Moines, IA
Luke FisherSR  Altoona, IA
John GingerichFR  Des Moines, Iowa
Logan GreinerFR  Story City, IA
Kenan HallJR  Marshalltown, IA
Brandon JeromeSO  Cedar Falls, IA
Chase KovatchSR  South Bend, IN
Zach MitchellSO  Farmington, MN
Kevin O'ConnerJR  Sacramento, CA
Tanner PeelerJR  Des Moines, IA
Lane RichtsmeierSR  Iowa Falls, IA
Lance RockwellFR  Johnston, IA
Jordan RodriguezFR  Cottage Grove, MN
Chris ShriverSO  Des Moines, IA
Terrance StacyeFR  Springfield, MO
Noah TomFR  San Ramon, CA
Aaron YehudahJR  Chicago, IL
Head Coach
8th season
Associate Head Coach
7th season
M - Bowling