“I got involved with the SCTP like most as a volunteer when my son was competing in the SCTP…”
“I got involved with the SCTP like most as a volunteer when my son was competing in the SCTP; from there it grew into a full time job. My favorite part is watching the athletes grow into young responsible adults. Taking a shy kid who may not fit in with the other traditional team sports and giving them a place to shine and make friends that will last a lifetime, and experience what it’s like to be a part of a team is what I deem the most valuable part of the SCTP.”
Northeast Director of Development & National Coach Trainer
“I became involved with SCTP in 2004 as a parent of an athlete and then as assistant and head coach of a new team in Burlington WI…”
“I became involved with the Scholastic Clay Target in 2004 as a parent of an athlete and then as assistant and head coach of a new team in Burlington Wisconsin. I have been in my current position as Director of Development for the Eastern US since 2015. Having been involved with the Scholastic Clay Target Program at all levels, I have had the pleasure of witnessing first-hand the positive effects of the SCTP on its athletes. Young people working for a common goal as part of a team while achieving personal growth is the ultimate reward!”
“I became involved with the SCTP in 2009 as an Iowa Conservation Officer working for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources while assisting with the Iowa SCTP State Championships….”
“I became involved with the SCTP in 2009, assisting with the Iowa SCTP State Championships as an Iowa Conservation Officer with the Iowa Department Of Natural Resources. The safety conscious behavior, sportsmanship and comradery displayed by the young athletes at this event led me to believe that the SCTP was a program I wanted my family and community to be involved in.
In 2010, I was part of a group that started an SCTP team in Dickinson county. For the next 6 years I had the pleasure of volunteering as a coach, watching my son grow and progress through the program. I am still actively coaching with the team and enjoy watching the young athletes grow and mature into young adults. I have also been very active in coach training in Iowa. Certifying SCTP coaches in both the Iowa Basic Shotgun Coach Course.
After 32 years I had the opportunity to retire from the Iowa DNR and join the SCTP National Staff as the Director of Development for the Western US. I am honored and excited to be part of the SCTP team. I look forward to helping the program grow while providing support for the teams, athletes, coaches and families to enjoy competing in the SCTP. Few people find their dream job, I on the other hand have been lucky enough to find two. I have never worked a day in my life!”
Southeast Director of Development & International Team Head Coach
“As a DOD, DeWitt will bring her previous experience with the SCTP to help grow established programs and start new teams in her designated region, as well as assist with state, regional, and national SCTP competitions. …”
Terri DeWitt, former Olympian and Head Coach of the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s International Team has joined the SCTP full-time as the Director of Development, Southeast Region.
As a DOD, DeWitt will bring her previous experience with the SCTP to help grow established programs and start new teams in her designated region, as well as assist with state, regional, and national SCTP competitions. This assigned southeast territory includes KY, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, and MS.
Terri DeWitt has an exceptional resume to further assist the growth of youth shooting sports through the SCTP. DeWitt won three silver medals and one bronze in team trap/ team trap doubles at the World Shooting Championships since 1994, some under her maiden name of Terry Wentzel. She was a six-time National Champion, and in all, won 16 medals at World Cup events. In 1996, she was a U.S. Olympic Team Member as part of the Women’s Double Trap Team.
As Head Coach of the SCTP’s International Team since 2017, DeWitt has helped cultivate and prepare the next generations of international competitors, including recent Olympians. With a Master of Sport Science, Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy, DeWitt offers enhanced knowledge for the clay target competitor at the highest level. As the official youth feeder program for USA Shooting, the goal of the SCTP’s International Team is to provide additional opportunities for competitors with a path to the USA Shooting Team in mind.
“I’m honored and excited to promote and support SCTP teams, knowing that supporting the SCTP coaches is key to our success…”
“I’m honored and excited to promote and support SCTP teams, knowing that supporting the SCTP coaches is key to our success.
I am Head Coach of the five-time SCTP High School National Champions Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team and serve as Regional Field Representative that covers the “Lower Midwest” area, including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.”