By Josh Neuhart
Grace College Sports Information
WINONA LAKE – Grace College is pleased to announce Kirk Wyman as the next head coach for Grace’s bowling program.
Wyman has been a longtime bowling assistant coach at Warsaw Community High School. He has coached the Tigers for 19 years, the first five with the girls’ program and the last 14 with the boys.
“I’m very excited to extend my coaching to the next level at Grace College and to lead the bowling program forward in this great sport,” Wyman said. “I look forward to engaging with our athletes and challenging them athletically and spiritually on a daily basis.”
Wyman’s Warsaw teams have experienced success at the team and individual levels. He has coached one girl and three boys to the state finals.
The boys’ team at Warsaw has advanced past sectionals 11 times and past regionals six times. He directed Warsaw’s boys to a fourth-place showing at the state finals in 2018.
Wyman is also an accomplished bowler himself. He has won four team city championships and several league titles. He has also bowled a dozen 300-games and six 800-series.
“We are very pleased to have Kirk lead our bowling program at Grace College,” said Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “Kirk’s deep understanding of the sport and connections with the statewide bowling community will serve him well, and we look forward to seeing the program develop under his leadership.”
The Lancers will remain at a club sport level for the 2021-22 academic year before transitioning to a varsity status next year. The Crossroads League added bowling as an official championship sport this year.