By Brittany Nelson, USAS Public Relations & Communications Manager
COLO SPRGS, CO (July 19, 2023) –USA Shooting announces the appointment of Ashley MacAllister as the new Competitions Manager.
MacAllister is joining USA Shooting after most recently holding the position of Assistant Director at the Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University. In that role MacAllister managed the events, competitions, facility use, and day-to-day operations. MacAllister also managed the student workers within the shooting and archery complex.
“USA Shooting is headed in a positive direction and at the end of the day I want to help make this organization the best it can be,” said MacAllister. “The relationships built in a role like this are great and I am excited to contribute to that.”
MacAllister already has a wealth of knowledge about the shooting sports, as she is a former rifle athlete. She began shooting with a local 4-H club when she was just 10 years old. She went on to shoot for the Murray State University rifle team from 2008-2012. MacAllister said she is excited to assume this role at USA Shooting because of the familiar community she will get to work with.
Prior to her role at Georgia Southern University, MacAllister was the Head Rifle Coach at the University of Nebraska for five seasons, a division 1 NCAA program. She also has extensive experience with the Civilian Marksmanship Program, a proud USA Shooting partner, as a Camp Counselor and Assistant Director.
“Ashley’s expertise in the competitive shooting community makes her a great fit for this crucial role at USA Shooting,” said Craig Kozeniesky. “Her experience at CMP and as an NCAA Rifle Coach will help the organization on our Path to the Paris 2024 Games and beyond. We are thrilled to have her as a key member of our management team.”
MacAllister mentions that her role at the Shooting Sports Education Center taught her skills that directly translate to the position of the Competitions Manager for USA Shooting. She says that time management is going to be a key correlating piece for handling multiple events at once.
USA Shooting would like to thank our outgoing Competitions Manger Andrew Traciak. We wish him luck in all his future endeavors.
MacAllister is a Eubank, Kentucky, native and currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with her husband and two children.
About USA Shooting
USA Shooting, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was chartered by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the Olympic Shooting Sports in April 1995. The organization develops and implements programs to promote growth in the sport and serves as a sanctioning body for local and national competitions. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to our sport.