USA Shooting Announces Hiring of Mark Weeks as New National Shotgun Coach

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – USA Shooting is proud to announce…

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – USA Shooting is proud to announce the hiring of Mark Weeks (Clinton Township, Mich.igan as the new National Head Coach for Shotgun.

After more than 20 years of dedicated service to USA Shooting as the National Shotgun Coach, Lloyd Woodhouse will be retiring at the end of August and Weeks will take over on September 1.

Weeks began shooting with his father, Dan Weeks in 1992, but credits Woodhouse with showing him the intricacies of the sport. Weeks brings 21 years of shotgun shooting experience to USA Shooting and has pursued modern coaching and training techniques for the past two years.

“USA Shooting is very excited to add Mark to the coaching staff,” said Wanda Jewell, USA Shooting Director of Operations. “His expertise both on the field and with young athletes will be a real asset for our competitive program.”

Twenty-nine year old Weeks was a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from 1998 to 2000 and joined the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in 2000, where he has been stationed for the past eight years.

Weeks most recently finished in third place in Men’s Skeet at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shooting (Shotgun), narrowly missing a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team by just two targets.

“I am very excited to be the new National Coach for Shotgun,” said Weeks. “Competition shooting has been my whole life and I now am looking forward to being on the coaching side and seeing our athletes excel in the sport and win medals. I feel that we have a very good talent pool in shotgun and the future looks promising.”

Weeks attended Troy University and is married to Mary Elsass, a past member of the National Rifle Team.

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