Koh Koon Teck has joined International Bowling Federation as chairman of the  global coach education pathway ©IBF

Koh Koon Teck has been appointed chairman of International Bowling Federation’s (IBF) global coach education pathway.

The Singaporean has more than two decades of experience in the design and delivery of coach education programmes both in theory and technical across different sports.

As an associate professor at the National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Koh has published more than 40 journal articles, book chapters and technical areas.

Koh has also played an integral part in the creation of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) coaching course.

As chairman of the global coach education pathway, Koh will be challenged to create a "world-class" coaching certification course that is the "benchmark for other sports federations to follow".

According to IBF, the course will help to raise the standard of coaching from grassroots to elite level as well as safeguarding the future of bowling and creating an identity.

"I am glad that IBF recognises the pivotal role coaches play in athletes' long-term development," said Koh.

The International Bowling Federation is looking to improve the standard of coaching ©Getty Images
The International Bowling Federation is looking to improve the standard of coaching ©Getty Images

"Having a universal coach education programme initiated by the IBF can ensure consistency in developing coaches systematically as well as quality assurance."

Koh is a member of the Technical Commission for FIBA as well as an Executive Board member for Asia Association of Coaching Science and the FIBA Asia Coaches Committee for the World Association of Basketball Coaches.

He is also President of ASEAN Council of Physical Education and Sport and the Editorial Board member for the International Sport Coaching Journal.

"We are delighted to have the support, knowledge and expertise of Dr Koh Koon Teck and Nanyang Technological University to work with our existing world-class coaches ahead of the launch of the IBF Academy in 2021," said Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah, President of IBF.

"Coaching the coaches and preparing them for the education of athletes worldwide, from grassroots to Para-bowlers to ninepin and tenpin to the world's elite bowlers, is of the utmost importance to IBF so that we continue to learn from our vast history and evolve in the development of the next global ambassadors for the sport."