Coach Rick’s Bio
Coach Rick is a Level 4 NTS coach but what does that mean? That means he's qualified to take an archer to the highest level of shooting. Want to be an Olympian or World Cup Archer? Rick can train you.
Managing An Archery Range
Rick took over managing the Gilbert Archery Range in November 2023 after spending several years working at other ranges. He has an extensive archery background and plans to use that experience to grow Gilbert Archery.
Personal Archery Experience
Rick is a 4-time Olympian (1976, 1984, 1988 & 1992),1988 Olympic Silver Medalist (Team), 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist (Individual). He is an 8-time World Target Champion (3 Individual, 5 Team) and a 6-time Silver medalist World Champion (2 Target, 3 Field, 1 Team). He's a 2-time Bronze medalist World Champion (1 Individual, 1 Team), a Past World Record Holder in several rounds, and a 37-time National Champion.
Professional Archery Experience
Rick runs Carbon Tech Arrows, an arrow manufacturing business, and SRM International Visions, where he invented the Stretch Band used by archers worldwide. He co-founded Archery Focus Magazine which became the official USAA Magazine, and has helped raise over a million dollars as a fundraiser for USA Archery.
When he isn't helping out at one of his companies, or coaching archery, Rick enjoys using his archery background for other activities. He has written several archery articles and books, including Simple Art of Winning and The Confident Shot. He volunteers on archery committees and for archery events, and has been on several archery boards. He also enjoys inventing archery equipment that helps archers shoot their best.