SCSYABA

Homer Gaudig

Homer began coaching in 1970 at Sumter Gamecock Lanes and continued for 10 years.  He was certified twice during those 10 years.   He served on the Board of Directors and held the position of Vice President for the Junior Program.  He was also on the State board for South Carolina serving as the Director […]

George Petty

In 1973, Joe Dickson, a neighborhood friend of George Petty, invited George to join a youth league in Spartanburg, SC.  The league was competing at Pinewood Lanes and the coach was SCSYABA Hall of Fame Member Eula Shook. His dedication and determination were soon evident, as he gradually progressed from being a team captain, to […]

Will Christie

Will started bowling in the mid 1960’s in Detroit, Michigan with the American Junior Bowling Congress.  He became an AJBC Junior Coach in 1968, a Certified Instructor in 1970 who instructed youth in the inner city bowling centers.  In 1973 Will enlisted in the U. S. Navy to ride submarines.  Will assisted with various junior […]

Virgil Meares

Virgil began bowling in 1960 in Newport News, Virginia.  He bowled with four older brothers on a team and served as league president from 1960 to 1964.   He was certified and began coaching in 1963.  Moving back to Seneca, SC in 1965, he has served as president of the men’s association for ten years […]

Mary Akers

For 34 years (with time off due to military moves) Mary has been involved with one of her most favorite pastimes–at the bowling center with “ her kids”.   Mary became involved in bowling in 1970, when her first child, Lorin, was 6 years old, while stationed in California.  As a result, she started helping […]

Dave Bowers

Dave, who was involved in high school sports, did not realize that a youth bowling program existed.  However, his parents were bowlers and at one time, they bowled in a center operated by Gene Tinman.  At one time his mother bowled in a league downstairs while his dad was bowling in his league upstairs.  Dave’s […]

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