Beyond the Raiders’ team success, Fleck is a six-time recipient of the Club Team Bowling Coaches Association Larry Wilson Women’s Club Coach of the Year award. He also earned the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association 2015-16 Kerm Helmer Women’s Coach of the Year title – awarded from a field that included NCAA, NCJAA and NAIA coaches as well as collegiate club coaches.
In 2020, Fleck received the NCBCA 2019-20 Gordon Teigen Meritorious Service Award for his contributions to collegiate bowling. Those contributions included being a charter committee member for the National Collegiate Club Championships and serving on the NCBCA board of directors.
The Raiders coach has also been recognized closer to home as he was the recipient of the Katherine W. Morris Award from Wright State University in 2016 – awarded for outstanding contributions in cultural, educational, social, recreational or community service programming. In 2020, he was named Advisor of the Year for his dedication to the bowling program and support of his student athletes.
“Family is one of the big words we use,” Fleck said of the Raiders. “They hear it and they see it and they sense that we are all part of a family.”
A member of the Greater Dayton USBC Hall of Fame for superior bowling performance since 2009, Fleck appreciates the recognition he has received as a bowling coach, not simply a bowler.
“Both are cherished parts of my life,” he said. “It’s pretty great when you win an award for doing something you love.”