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WSU SHOCKER BOWLING CAMPS

Camp Staff

Gordon Vadakin

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  • WSU Head Coach since 1977
  • USBC Gold-Level Certified Coach
  • Coached 16 of WSU's 18 National Championship titles
  • Member of TEAM USA Coaching Staff, 1990-1993, 2000 - 2009
  • Two-time player on TEAM USA
  • Coached the U.S. Youth team at the World Youth Championships, 1988 & 1991
  • Feature coach in ESPN's Teaching Kids Bowling video tape.
  • USBC Hall of Fame (2007)

 Mark Lewis

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  • WSU Assistant Coach since 1999
  • Coach of 2005, 2007 and 2009 Women's Championship Teams
  • WSU head coaching staff,  1987 - 1993
  • Head coach for the United Arab Emirates National Team 1995 - 1997
  • Two-time player on TEAM USA
  • USBC Silver Level Certified Coach
  • Only USA male competitor in any Olympic Games-1988 Seoul, South Korea
  • USBC Hall of Fame (2004)

Rick Steelsmith

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  • 1987 Collegiate Team Champion
  • 1987 ABC Masters Champion
  • 1987 Team USA Member
  • 1987 World Bowling Writers Bowler of the Year
  • Only 4-year First-Team Collegiate All-American
  • FIQ World Champion
  • 1988 PBA Rookie of the Year
  • PBA Champion
  • USBC Certified Coach