COACHES SPOTLIGHT: MATT HAMILTON
Matt Hamilton is the head coach for WC’s ladies’ bowling team and assistant track coach for grades 9-12 and 7-8 teams coaching shot and discus. He finds joy in seeing his athletes improve and being their biggest cheerleader spiritually and athletically.
How would you describe your role at WC?
“My role here at WC is coach and mentor. A position I have been placed in to help those kids entrusted to me with gaining confidence in themselves and incorporating Biblical teachings into everyday encounters.”
What inspires you to coach?
“I have always had a heart for others. I feel one of the gifts God has blessed me with is the gift of teaching. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and cheering on others. I love to be the “behind the scene” person who works hard to help others shine.”
What is the most rewarding thing for you about coaching?
“I enjoying teaching. I love the look in someone’s eyes when they “get it”. I see the hard work the kids put in and watch the consistency and improvement at the matches. I love it when I can sit back and watch the kids perform without my help. When they know what they are doing and I can just become a cheerleader for them.”
What is your greatest challenge in this role?
“The greatest challenge we face as bowling coaches is removing the stigma about bowling. WC has one of the most successful bowling programs in Central Ohio. Our coaches are certified with the USBC (United States Bowling Congress), the ruling body over all of bowling.”
How do you incorporate faith into your coaching?
First and foremost we encourage Biblical teaching in all that we do. We pray before matches and we have short devotions weekly. The coaches create a prayer list of bowlers and their prayer requests which we pray over daily. For every kid that passes through our program, I hope they know that we care and pray for them. I still pray for the kids that have moved on. My prayer list grows yearly.”