Jimmy Chavez became the assistant coach in November of 2018 after retiring from Active Duty in the United States Air Force. Originally hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, he enlisted in the US Air Force in the fall of 2000. While stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2003, he received his initial coaching certification through the United States Bowling Congress. From this point, he developed and oversaw both youth and adult bowling skill improvement programs.
In addition to active duty service in the military and managing bowling development programs, Chavez continued to work with various coaches and programs to increase his own knowledge base. He received coaching from PWBA Hall of Famer Dana Miller-Mackie and PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III. Eventually being stationed in Omaha, NE, he continued to increase his coaching certification through the United State Bowling Congress and increase his knowledge under retired PBA titlist Rich Abboud.
As a competitor, Chavez has two amateur singles titles, winning the Rio Rancho open and a National Amateurs Bowlers tournament. He was selected as a member of the Kirtland Air Force base bowling team for inter-service competition. Due to this, he has bowled in various countries around the world, to include Turkey, Portugal and Indonesia. He has rolled six 300 games with a high series of 809.
Goodwin on Chavez: “Jimmy has many skills, but excels in the technical aspects of technique, game mechanics, and physical variations for versatility.”