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Coaching Certifications

.................... USBC Bowling GOLD Certified (class of 2000)
USA Bowling Silver Certified
USA Bowling Bronze Certified
USA Bowling ADVANCED Sport Psychology II
USA Bowling Sport Psychology I
Junior Olympic Level II Certified
Junior Olympic Level I Certified

Bowling Experience

Member of the Professional Bowlers Association for 10 years (1980-1989)
Member of Team USA in 1994 (alt)

Bowling Accomplishments

27 - 300 games in both sanctioned league and tournaments
16 - 800 series (3 games) in both sanctioned league and tournaments

Second person in the bowling history to roll sanctioned 300 games on
three (3) different continents. (North America '79, Europe '92 and Asia '96)

Florida - HALL of FAME

Florida State Youth USBC "Hall of Fame" for Meritorious Service - 2014
(Only person inducted in all three Florida State Hall of Fames)

Florida State USBC "Hall of Fame" for Meritorious Service ('13) and Ability ('06)
(Only person inducted into both Florida State USBC Hall of Fames)

County - HALL of FAME

Broward County USBC "Hall of Fame" for Meritorious Service - 2015

Greater Miami USBC Bowling Association's "Hall of Fame" for Ability - 1992
(Youngest man ever inducted into the G.M.B.A. "Hall of Fame", at age 29)


Inducted into the Broward College "Alumni Hall of Distinction" as their
inaugural Emerging Leader Award recipient in

Michael Nyitray
Parkland, FL

Mike Nyitray standing in front of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO

2010 & 2012
U.S. Olympic Committee

National Developmental
Coach of the Year






2012 USOC National Developmental Coach of the Year
2010 USOC National Developmental Coach of the Year

View USOC Press Release for 2012 selections - - View ALL past USOC selections

2012, '11, '10, '08 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year for BOWLING

2013 Joyce Deitch UNITY Award
- View USBC Article

USBC 2009 Kerm Helmer Horizon Award - View USBC Article
2008 David Dahms Coach of the Year - View USBC Article

U.S. High School Bowling Foundation

www.ushsbf.orgThe United States High School Bowling Foundation (USHSBF) is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote high school bowling. The USHSBF is structured in three-tiers; Tier 1 is Broward County, Tier 2 is all of Florida, and Tier 3 is anywhere else in the U.S.

  • Tier 1 was building high school bowling in Broward County; in place since 2010. By its seventh season in 2016, Broward County high school bowling had grown to 120 student/athlete participants.
  • Tier 2 was initiated when facilitating his “Growing High School Bowling in Florida” presentation at the 2012 Florida State USBC Jamboree in Orlando. After concluding his 30 minute presentation to more than 100 county and state association representatives, Michael stayed for an additional 2 hours fielding questions. Since then Michael has been communicating with reps from other counties regarding incorporating some of the innovative aspects of the Broward County high school bowling system as the Chair of the High School Bowling Committee for the Florida State USBC Bowling Association.
  • Tier 3 is to promote interest and growth in high school bowling nationwide. For that, Michael launched the U.S. High Bowling Foundation (USHSBF), an IRS 501 (c)(3) not-profit organization was launched in 2012 featuring the first-ever national and state record system for high school bowling. Well over 1,800 hours of research (so far) has gone into the compilation of the 1,000+ high school bowling scoring records spanning 33 states.
  • A truly exceptional component of the USHSBF website is the "300/800 Honor Roll". As of July '17, there were 1,152 - 300 games and 149 - 800 series from 30 different states displayed. Currently, there are sixteen (16) current or former Team USA members listed that have rolled 300 games and/or 800 series during their high school bowling careers. Click here to see who is listed on the 300/800 Honor Roll
  • Tier 3 also includes the U.S. High School Bowling National Championships. This annual summertime event showcases the best high school bowling teams and individuals from across the country. The 2018 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship will take place in Fairview Heights, Illinois on June 23-25, 2018.

............Click here for the 2018 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship tournament page

............Click here to see the RESULTS from the 2017 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship

............Click here to see the RESULTS from the 2016 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship

Broward County High School Bowling - Created in 2010 with support of the FHSAA, high school bowling in Broward County is unique in two ways. It is both a Singles and Team league system. A school can start a team with as few as one bowler! Broward County High School Bowling is an intramural club sport at the County level, but is a Varsity sport in the State level.

The ultimate success came for Broward County High School Bowling came in two distinct ways in 2013:

  1. The FHSAA designated Broward County High School Bowling in 2013 officially as FHSAA District 15.
  2. Krystina Nealon (Coral Glades HS) brought to Broward County its first-ever bowling state championship upon winning the 2013 FHSAA Girls Singles Title.

Michael’s program not only sent 24 Broward bowlers to ‘States’ in 2013, but Michael also helped his other high school clients from three other counties (total of four counties) to advance to the 2013 Florida State finals: Broward, Miami/Dade, Palm Beach and Volusia counties. Additionally, Krystina Nealon was selected by her school - Coral Glades HS - as their girls “Athlete of the Year”. This is the first time a bowler has ever been selected 'athlete of the year' by any school in South Florida. Later that same season, she and another Broward County girl bowler were both selected to the 2013-14 Dexter/USBC High School All American Team.. Click here to go to Broward County High School Bowling

Michael Nyitray's Coaching Innovations

  • Only Floridian ever selected U.S. Olympic Committee NATIONAL Developmental Coach of the Year
  • First person selected TWICE – 2010 & 2012 – by the U.S. Olympic Committee for any national USOC award
  • First American Head Coach to ever win a World Championship with a foreign country - Thailand
    GOLD Medal (Women’s Doubles) – 1995 FIQ World Championships
  • First American national team Head Coach for the Thai Tenpin Bowling Congress - Thailand
  • First American to coach in the Swedish National League
  • First person to be the "Head Coach" for a National team, a College team, and a High School team
  • International coaching experience across 4 continents
  • Developmental coach for members of Junior Team USA
  • Developmental and/or school coach for six (6) different FHSAA High School state Singles Champions since 2004
  • USA - Guest National Team Coach
    .............. (2007, 2012, 2013)

  • THAILAND - National Head Coach
    ........................... (1995)
  • SAUDI ARABIA - National Head Coach
    .............................. (1996-97)
  • SWEDEN - Club Head Coach
    ................. (1992-95, 1996)
  • VENEZUELA - State Head Coach
    ............................ (1997)
  • BRAZIL - Clinics and Lessons
    ................. (1997 & 1998)
International Coaching Resume


1992-1995 Head Coach for BK Örnen, Swedish National League

1992-93 Season:
1st Place in the All-Sweden Division - SWEDISH NATIONAL LEAGUE
1st Place in the Challenge Team Cup - Norrköping, Sweden
1st Place in the Elite Division Qualifying Tournament - Örebro, Sweden

1993-94 Season:
1st Place in the Challenge Team Cup - Norrköping, Sweden
9th Place in the Elite (Pro) Division - SWEDISH NATIONAL LEAGUE

1994-95 Season:
1st Place in the Challenge Team Cup - Norrköping, Sweden
6th Place in the Elite (Pro) - SWEDISH NATIONAL LEAGUE

BK Ornen's 1-pin victory over BK Kaskad

BK Ornen's celebration party after winning the 1993 Elite Series Qualifying Tournament

BK Örnen's victory over BK Kaskad in
Hageby Center, Norrköping, Sweden.
- November 1993

Åke Bjerselius (center), Club Chairman,
celebrating BK Örnen's (first ever) victory
in the Elite Series Qualification Tournament
- May 1993

Reference: Åke Bjerselius, owner, Vilbergan Super Bowl AB
Phone: (46) 11-123-870 Fax: (46) 11-123-850



1995 Head Coach for Thailand National Team

1995 FIQ World Championship - Reno, USA

1995 FIQ World Champions

1995 FIQ World Championships
Women's Doubles

1995 SouthEast Asian Games (SEA Games) - Rayong, Thailand

4 Gold Medals
1st Men's Doubles
1st Women's Team
1st Women's All-Events
1st Men's MASTERS

2 Silver Medals
2nd Women's Singles
2nd Men's Team

4 Bronze Medals
3rd Women's Singles
3rd Women's Trios
3rd Men's Trios
3rd Women's All-Events

1995 SEA Games Masters Champion

1995 SEA Games Doubles Champions

1995 SEA Games All-Events Champion

1995 SEA Games
Men's Masters

1995 SEA Games
Men's Doubles

1995 SEA Games
Women's All-Events

Reference: Kasem Theerakulchai, Manager of the 1995 Thai National Team.
Phone: (66) 1-646-5244   Fax: (66) 2-991-4070

Saudi Arabia

1996-97 Head Coach for Saudi Arabia National Team

Gulf Co-Operative Council (GCC) Championships - Doha, Qatar

Youth All-Events
1st Place

Men's Singles
2nd Place

1996 Junior Team Saudi Arabia

1996 Team Saudi Arabia

1996 G.C.C. C'ships
Team Saudi Arabia
Doha, Qatar

1996 FIQ Youth World C'ships
Junior Team Saudi Arabia
Hong Kong

1996 FIQ Asian Zone
Team Saudi Arabia
Seoul, Korea


Reference: Dr. Mohammed Al-Bazi, President, Saudi Bowling Federation
Phone: (966) 1-482-3055  Fax: (966) 1-482-3006



1997 (July & Aug.)
Hired privately for clinics and individual lessons


1997 Brazil National Champion - B Grade

Marcia Mori
1997 Brazil National Women's Champion - "B" Division
(This was Marcia's first career tournament victory)


Reference: Fabio Rezende, Member of Brazilian National Team
Phone: (55) 11-522-1546


1998 (April)
Hired by Brasilia State Federation for clinics and individual lessons.

Reference: Asdrubal Brandao, Technical Director of the Brasilia Bowling Federation
Phone: (55) 61-976-8637 Fax: (55) 61-274-1919



1997 Head Coach for Carabobo State Team


October '97
Conducted "10 day Clinic" for Carabobo State Juvenile Team. Clinic held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.

November-December '97
Prepared the State of Carabobo Juvenile Team for the Venezuela National Juvenile Championships,
which is officially known as "XII Juegos Deportivos Nacionales Junveniles".

XII Juegos Deportivos Nacionales Juveniles - Valencia, Venezuela

2 Silver Medals
Men's Singles
Men's Masters

4 Bronze Medals
Women's Doubles
Women's Team
Men's Trios
Men's Team

1997 Carabobo's Womens Team

Mike Nyitray in Valencia, Venezuela

1997 Carabobo's Mens Team

Team Carabobo
Women's - Bronze Medal
Valencia, Venezuela

Mike Nyitray
Valencia, Venezuela
December 8, 1997

Team Carabobo
Men's - Bronze Medal
Valencia, Venezuela

Reference: Gladys Fernandez, Member of Carabobo Bowling Federation
Phone: (58) 41-248-090

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