Phil Vida will represent Lindenwood University at the 2016 Midwest College Combine in St Paul, Minnesota on December 11, 2016.
Phil Vida has been a member of the Lindenwood coaching staff since January 2004, has led the women’s bowling team for most of that time, and has been head coach of the Lindenwood program overall since the summer of 2010. He brings over 20 years of general bowling coaching experience and over 17 years of experience at the college level.
Under his tenure, the Lady Lions have enjoyed a history of success. They won their t first ever national USBC Intercollegiate Team Championship (ITC) title in 2006, earned runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2011, advanced to the semifinals in 2012 and 2014, and made the 16 team ITC field 11 out of 12 years. Lindenwood also captured the Carlson Cup Championship in 2014.
Vida bowled for three years at (Southwest) Missouri State University, and began his college coaching career in 1992 when he returned to his alma mater and helped lead the Lady Bears to their first national championship tournament appearance in program history.
During his tenure at Lindenwood, Vida has coached seven National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Women’s All-Americans, and five players were named to ITC All-Tournament Teams. Three Lady Lions were also members of Junior Team USA at one time. He has been nominated for Women’s Coach-of-the-Year by the NCBCA multiple times, and is certified as a Silver Level coach through the USBC. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Missouri State.
Get to know Phil by attending the 2016 Midwest College Combine!
The 2016 Midwest College Combine will be held on December 11, 2016 at Mermaid in St Paul, Minnesota. This year’s event will have a new location with an entirely new format.