Head Men's Coach
Shawn is in his tenth season as the Head Coach of the UW-W Men's Bowling Team. Coming off one of he most successful season in school history, Shawn is looking forward to building upon the foundation that has been put in place! He looks to lead the team to their seventh consecutive trip to the Intercollegiate Team Championships in Grand Rapids, MI in April and try to repeat as Club National Champions in March in Anderson, IN.
Previous to coming to Whitewater, Shawn began his coaching career at Robert Morris University - Illinois. He was the Men's Assistant Coach from 2007 through 2010. He was a part of the men's program from the first tournament to their first trip to the Intercollegiate Team Championships in 2009 and their second trip in 2010. Shawn is a USBC Bronze Certified Coach.
Shawn bowled his college career at Western Illinois University from 1997 - 2001. He was a part of the team that captured the 2001 Intercollegiate Team Championships in Grand Rapids, MI. Shawn was named the 1997 YABA National and Illinois Youth Leader of the Year as well as the 1998 Illinois Star of Tomorrow. In 2012, Shawn became the first inductee in the Western Illinois University Sports Club Hall of Fame and then in 2016 he was once again inducted into the Hall of Fame, but this time with his 2001 national championship team. Shawn was named the 2014 and 2017 National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Kerm Helmer Coach of the Year as well as the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 Randy Widger Men's Club Coach of the Year! In 2015 and 2016, the Bowlers Journal International named Shawn one of their "100 Top Bowling Coaches". He was also the recipient of the Gordon Teigen Meritorious Service Award for college bowling!
Varsity Assistant Men's Coach
Nick will be starting his fourth year as a coach for the Warhawks after having the most successful individual career in Warhawk history. Nick earned 20 All-Tournament Team finishes during his four years, including 10 wins. He averaged 213.6 for 301 games during his college career and sits first on the all time average list at Whitewater. He is also one of only thirteen players in the history of college bowling to be named a National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All American all four years. Nick was also a four-time International Bowling Media Association All American as well as a two time First Team Club Teams Bowling Coaches Association All American (this award was first awarded during Nick’s Junior year).
Nick’s responsibilities will include doing extensive video analysis with the players, tracking the bowling ball arsenals (including tournament selection and purchasing) of each player and he will also be traveling with the team to all of the Tier 1 and post season events.
Nick works at Fox Bowl in Wheaton, IL. Beyond his work in the bowling industry, Nick is also a member of the PBA. Nick lead qualifying at the 2016 USBC Masters, made the cut to the PBA World Championships as well as the PBA Oklahoma Open. On September 10th, 2017, Nick won his first PBA Regional Title at the Diamond Jo Midwest Open!
Varsity/JV Assistant Men's Coach
Josh will begin his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Warhawks. Josh is coming off an extremely successful collegiate career. He earned 13 All-Tournament Team awards, including three post season selections (Club Championships MVP in 2018 and two ITC's). Josh was named to two Club First Team All-American honors, including on Club Player of the Year. He was a two time Honorable Mention All-American with the International Bowling Media Association. As well as a two time All-American (Honorable Mention and Second Team) with the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Josh also sits third on the career average list with a 205.554.
Josh's responsibilities will include helping players during practice as well as traveling with both the Varsity and JV teams to all Tier 2's and select Tier 1's.
JV Assistant Men's Coach
Zach will be returning to the Warhawks coaching staff after a one year hiatus. Zach is second on the all time average list with a 207.495. Zach earned 12 All-Tournament Team awards, including three wins and two postseason ATT awards (Club Championships and ITC’s in 2017). Zach was both an Honorable Mention (2016) and First Team (2017) National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All American. He also earned First Team All American honors from the International Bowling Media Association in 2017. Zach was also a two-time First Team All American for the Club Teams Bowling Coaches Association as well as the 2017 Club Player of the Year.
Zach's responsibilities will include helping players during practice as well as traveling with the JV teams to all Tier 2's.
Personally, Zach is working in the Janesville School District and is engaged to Warhawk Alumnus Jessica Nannemann.
JV Assistant Coach
JR will begin his first official season as an Assistant Coach with the Warhawks. JR has made a couple of cameo appearances since graduating in 2017. During his four year career as a Warhawk, JR had two top finishes. He averaged 230 for four games at the 2015 fourth conference tournament. He also averaged 224 for five games at the 2015-1 season opener.
JR's responsibilities will include traveling with the JV teams to all Tier 2's.
Personally, JR is starting a new job as a Graphic Designer in Beloit, WI and is engaged to Warhawk Alumnus Ashleigh Miller.