Jeff Bonner begins his sixth season as the bowling coach at Cumberland. The bowling program is currently a club sport that offers scholarships and is overseen by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.
The Bulldogs men's program claimed the inaugural Mid-South Conference Championships title in 2013 hosted by Cumberland at the Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tenn.
Bonner previously worked at Aegis Sciences in Nashville, Tenn., as a Certifying Scientist and Forensic Chemist in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. His position there included drug and steroid testing for college athletics and professional sports such as NASCAR and Major League Baseball. He also performed research and method development for analyzing urine and non-biological specimens.
Bonner received his bachelor's in Biology in 2002 from the University of Georgia and earned a master's in Education at Cumberland in 2010. He has recently completed his Ph.D. course work in Biological Education and is currently working on research for his dissertation at Middle Tennessee State University with an expected graduation date of August 2015.
Bonner is an adjunct instructor at Cumberland where he teaches Introduction to Bowling. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. He is married to the former Beth Heizer from Memphis, Tenn., and the couple has a son, Easton, born February 3, 2013. Beth is the Coordinator of Pre-Enrollment Advising at Cumberland.