The Catholic High Bowling team recently named Ian Widdick as the program’s new head coach for the 2023-2024 school year. Widdick has served as an assistant for the past seven years at CHS and hopes to continue the Bowling Bears’ tradition of success.
“There’s nothing better than seeing our guys compete at the highest level and celebrating their achievements with them as a team. I love the sport of bowling because you can do it for as long as you choose while most sports dictate when you must give up playing. I want the players that come through our program to find a love for the sport as well,” Widdick said.
Coach Widdick takes over for outgoing head coach Robin Davis who led the bowling program since its inception in 2002. Davis built the program into a consistent winner amassing a 242-33 career record that included a state championship in 2007 and four state runner-up finishes. Widdick hopes to continue that culture of success.
“Coach Davis and Coach Butch Blankenship have served as great mentors for me,” said Widdick. “They’ve shown me what it means to be a coach.”