Mark Van Wyk is in his third season as head bowling coach.
Van Wyk, who came to William Penn as an assistant coach, has guided the Statesmen to national prominence. The team was ranked in the top ten for much of the 2011-2012 year, including winning two titles and finishing in the top ten in every event.
The Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Coach of the Year in 2011, Van Wyk led the men's squad to the inaugural league championship that year. He has coached five all-Midwest Collegiate Conference performers and three All-Americans (all earned by Sean Rangel). He also helped Sean Rangel to an individual national runner-up finish in 2010.
Van Wyk is also currently the manager and pro shop owner of Mahaska Bowl and Recreation in Oskaloosa. In addition to the day-to-day operations of the center, he also organizations events, performs daily maintenance on the pinsetters, and formulates lane oil patterns. He is a certified ball driller and ball layout specialist and also offers on-lane coaching and video analysis.
A life-long bowler, he brings tremendous experience to the lanes with 67 300 games and 49 800 series. Van Wyk has also claimed three Iowa State Bowling Association State titles and is the state record-holder with a nine-game score of 2,384.
The youngest member of the Oskaloosa USBC Hall of Fame, Van Wyk has certificates in Kegel Lane Maintenance and from the Brunswick Pinsetter School.