Tabor College has hired Daniel Dick, who was part of a national championship as an assistant at Wichita State University in 1998, as its new bowling coach.
Dick bowled at WSU from 1987 to 1992, then worked as an associate coach until 1994. He rejoined the Shockers as an assistant coach in charge of player development in 1996.
“I coordinated training activities for the student-athletes,” he said in a release.
That included developing a training program to increase strength, health, and endurance. He also assisted in recruiting and promotion.
He has worked for the Postal Service since 1999, but recovery from a foot injury made him consider his career direction. Dick said the position at Tabor looked perfect for him, and he thought the timing was divine.
Moving with him will be his wife of 21 years, DeAnna; his 18-year-old daughter, Gail; and his godchildren, Joshua and Jocelyn.
In addition to coaching, he will operate Bluejay Lanes with his family.
“I want Bluejay Lanes to become a hot spot on Main Street for the youth of Hillsboro,” he said.
Dick has a background in bowling that precedes his time at Wichita State. His family has owned Sunflower Bowl in Topeka since 1980.