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After more than two decades, Davis steps down as the head coach of CHS Bowling

Back in the 2002-2003 school year, then CHS Basketball coach Glen Randow approached Robin Davis (then Deck) with an opportunity to start a bowling program at Catholic High School. 21 successful years later Davis is hanging up her bowling shoes for the last time.

The 2023 LHSAA Individual State Championship on Friday was Davis' final event in charge of the Bears program.

"It's hard for me to even put into words how I feel," Coach Davis said. "The bowling community is small and these guys and the lanes have been my home away from home for the last 21 years."

When Davis and Randow founded the program, bowling wasn't even an LHSAA sanctioned sport, that didn't come until 2005. 

In her time in charge, Davis led the Bears to a 242-33 record including the LHSAA State Championship in 2007 and four State Runner-Up finishes (2022, 2018, 2017 and 2006). The Bears also won 10 district championships, including the last four seasons.

"I cried today as I left the bowling alley for the last time as head coach," Coach Davis said. "When I think back on the times we've spent on the lanes - sure I remember the 300 game Curtis Westmoland bowled and the tears of joy when we won our state championships and runner up titles. But more than that I remember the family we created. These guys have shared some of the biggest moments of my life with me.  And I've watched them in their formative years and beyond go off and become successful doctors, lawyers, engineers, and teachers. We say it's more than 4 all the time and it's true."

Westmoland bowled the only 300 game in CHS history back in 2014, Phillip O'Neill also finished as an individual state runner-up in 2016.

"I love more than anything the connectedness that lasts beyond graduation," Davis said. "Getting to watch generations of boys make lifelong friendships is the greatest gift. The decision to step down has been emotional for me - but I am also looking forward to what God has in store for Chris and I in the next chapter of our marriage."

Current assistant Ian Widdick will take over for Davis as the head of the bowling program.

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