March 12, 1964
|Occupation||Ten Pin Bowler|
Mike Scroggins (born March 12, 1964) is a left-handed professional ten-pin bowler and member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), having joined in 1989. He resides in Amarillo, TX. He has won eight PBA Tour titles in his career, including two majors. He won the USBC Masters in 2005 and the Lumber Liquidators 66th U.S. Open in 2009. He has 39 career PBA 300 games, and stands at $1.17 million in career PBA Tour earnings following the 2011-12 season. According to current PBA rules, the two major titles make Scroggins eligible for the PBA Hall of Fame.
Born Kenneth Michael Loggins, he legally changed his last name to Scroggins in 1984 to avoid confusion with the transcendent recording artist with a similar name. When asked about the origin of the new surname, Scroggins' wife has said publicly that it was a combination of his birth name and his high school nickname, "Scroatch".
After bowling collegiately at West Texas State University, Scroggins joined the PBA tour in 1989. His first title was the 1992 Sacramento Open, in his television debut. He then went 12 years without a title until he won in Belleville, IL in the 2003-04 season. In the 2005-06 season he won his first career major, the 2005 USBC Masters. He also set a PBA record in 2005-06 by rolling 79 straight games of 200 or higher over a two-tournament span, breaking the previous record of 61 games set by Walter Ray Williams Jr.
In 2009, he won the 66th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open, the second major of his career. As the #2 seed, he defeated Chris Barnes 200-199 in the semifinal. Barnes, who was aiming to win Player of the Year with the U.S. Open title, failed to win by leaving an 8-pin at the start of the 10th frame. Then, needing a strike to tie, he left the 10-pin, which gave Scroggins the win. Scroggins moved on to play defending champion and top seed Norm Duke in the final. Duke, like Barnes, also had a chance to win Player of the Year with a U.S. Open title. But Scroggins defeated Duke 191-173 to win his second career major. In winning the title he won $100,000 in prize money and a three-year tour exemption.
He had a chance to repeat as U.S. Open champion when he qualified as the #1 seed for the February 28, 2010 TV finals. But he lost in the final match to Bill O'Neill, 267-207. Scroggins would rebound the very next week, winning his 8th PBA title at the Etonic Don Johnson Eliminator Championship. He finished the 2009-10 season tied with Walter Ray Williams, Jr. and Bill O'Neill in PBA Player of the Year points, but the honor went to Williams in an overall competition points tie-breaker.
Scroggins has 36 PBA Regional titles and is a four-time PBA Southwest Region Player of the Year. He also currently holds the second-highest league average ever recorded in USBC history—256.8 in a 1999-2000 Amarillo, TX trio league. It was the highest league average until Jeff Carter established a new record the following season with a 261.7 average. Scroggins also holds the USBC record for most sanctioned 800 series in a season (15).
Scroggins lives in Amarillo, TX with his wife Melanie, and three children. He has a twin brother, Mark, who was the 1993 PBA Rookie of the Year and was exempt for the 2007-08 PBA season.
- Profile at www.pba.com 
- Scroggins Wins 66th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open for Second Career Major 
- Vint, Bill. "Bill O'Neill Wins First Major Title in 67th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open." Article at www.pba.com on February 28, 2010.
- Vint, Bill. "Scroggins Tops Home-Town Favorite Kretzer to Win Eighth Title in Don Johnson Eliminator." Article at www.pba.com on March 7, 2010.
- Vint, Bill. "Weber Re-Writes PBA History with Marathon Open Victory, Hands Williams Player of the Year Title." Article at www.pba.com on April 4, 2010.
- Records & Stats area at www.bowl.com