The Oberlin Review

Tom Reid, OC '80, Bowling Coach.

In The Locker Room with Tom Reid, Bowling Coach, Mentor

April 6, 2018

Tom Reid, OC ’80, came to Oberlin College in 1976 from the small city of Wilkes-Barre, PA — but that wasn’t his first choice, as his plan was to bowl professionally. Fortunately for Reid, half of his dream ended up coming true when he discovered the Oberlin College Lanes. After 45 years of participating in the sport and 84 consecutive semesters at the College, Reid has coached the bowling team that he founded shortly after he graduated and instructs the Bowling I and II classes. The team averages...

The Oberlin College Thunder fielded a women’s team for the first time since 2007. Stacked with first-years, the men’s and women’s teams traveled to Kent State University on Feb. 18-19 to compete in the Black Squirrel Open.

Club Bowling Revives Women’s Squad

March 3, 2017

For the first time in a decade, OC Thunder, Oberlin’s intercollegiate bowling team, fielded a women’s team. The group is brimming with enthusiasm and happy to be reviving an old Oberlin tradition. “It was incredible to compete for the first OC Thunder women's bowling team since 2007,” first-year Sophie Maffie said in an email to the Review. “Our team is full of enthusiasm, support, and generosity ... I am glad that we finally got out on the lanes and made our debut. I cannot wait to ...

Tom Reid, bowling instructor and coach

In the Locker Room with Tom Reid

November 8, 2013

This week the Review sat down with Bowling I and II teacher, Tom Reid, to discuss Reid’s long tenure at Oberlin, how he started bowling and what you need to do to take his class next semester. When did you start bowling? Tom Reid: I started bowling fall of 1973. I was 15. My church formed a bowling league and I asked my parents if I could join. I expected them to say no but they said yes. I was always picked next to last in gym class. I had a friend who was one of those naturally athleti...

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