USA Archery Congratulates Collegiate Archery Program National Coach of the Year

May 22, 2017, 12:28 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – USA Archery is proud to announce that James Madison University’s Coach Andy Puckett has been named the 2017 USA Archery Collegiate Archery Program Coach of the Year! Coach Puckett was selected from the 2017 Regional Coaches of the Year.

Coach Puckett was recognized for his outstanding contributions to grow the sport of archery at the college level and incredible achievements for his archers at the 2017 U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships awards banquet.

Puckett was a member of JMU’s archery team in the early 1990s and his passion for the team and the sport has only grown since then. His team shared in his nomination: “Andy is extremely devoted to improving upon the JMU Archery program and each and every individual shooter that wears purple and gold. Our victories would not be possible without Coach Puckett – he is not just a coach, but a supportive and reliable friend who has a selfless commitment to our team and its members.”

Coach Puckett commented: “I have nothing to thank but the team. I read the nomination they wrote and I can’t say anything beyond that. It’s all about the sport, it’s all about the kids, I don’t ask for anything back.”

Beginning in March, Collegiate Archery Program clubs and teams submitted nominations for Regional Coaches of the Year. Each club was eligible to submit one vote for the coaches in their respective region. Regional Coach of the Year winners were named as finalists for the National Coach of the Year Award. Each club or team was then eligible to submit one vote for the National Coach of the Year.

We share our sincerest congratulations with Andy Puckett on the National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. USA Archery CEO Denise Parker commented: “In addition to his efforts at JMU, Andy has taken a leadership role in shaping the overall direction of collegiate archery. He has been a great partner to me and to USA Archery in helping us plan and redevelop collegiate archery. This recognition is well deserved and we are grateful for all that Andy continues to give to this sport and our athletes.”

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