Honors and Awards
• Six National Titles ( 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013)
• 15 bowlers who have combined for 32 first-team All-America awards
• Seven bowlers who have been selected to national teams
Paul Klempa returns for his 16th season as the women’s bowling assistant coach, while his association with the program dates back to 1992. After a collegiate career in which he earned All-America honors as a senior in 1994, Klempa remained in Lincoln and was hired as the Huskers’ assistant coach in 1997.
During his tenure as a coach at Nebraska, Klempa has helped guide the Huskers to 6 national championships - including back-to-back NCAA titles in 2004 and 2005, while most recently guide the Huskers to the 2009 and 2013 NCAA titles. Klempa has tutored numerous bowlers who earned All-America honors during their careers and seven athletes who went on to represent the United States on the national team.
A native of Johnstown, N.Y., Klempa graduated from Nebraska in 1994 with a degree in psychology. He has several 300 games and 800 series in his decorated career and has represented Nebraska in the U.S. Open and is also a State Match Game champion. Klempa and his wife, Leanna, reside in Lincoln and have two sons, Jake and Carter.