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Quick Facts Location ………………………………… Charleston, S.C. Founded …………………………………………… 1842 Enrollment ………………………………………… 1,964 Colors …………………………… Citadel Blue and White Affiliation ……………………………… NCAA Division I Conference ……………………………………… SEARC Nickname ……………………………… Bulldogs, Cadets President ……………………… Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, Jr. Director of Athletics ……………………… Les Robinson Senior Associate AD ……………………… Ray Whiteman Assoc. AD/Communications ……………… Andy Solomon Assoc. AD/Marketing ……………… Chuck Beddingfield Asst. AD/Event Management …………… Robby Bennett Asst. AD/Facilities ………………………… Mike Groshon Asst. AD/Senior Woman Administrator … Kelly Simpson Fac. Athletic Representative …… LtC. William Sharbrough Business Manager ………………………… Lynn Meador Rifle Head Coach …………………………… William Smith Athletic Department ……………………… 843-953-5070 Media Relations Director ……………………… Noelle Orr Assoc. Media Relations Director …………… Patrick Walsh Asst. Media Relations Director …………… Melanie Long Asst. Media Relations Director ……………… Al Buddin Asst. Media Relations Director/Rifle …………… Erik Bell Bell’s E-mail ………………………… erik.bell@citadel.edu Media Relations Office …………………… 843-953-5120 Media Relations Fax ……………………… 843-953-5058 Website ………………………… www.citadelsports.com Mailing Address ……………………………… The Citadel ……………………………………… 171 Moultrie Street …………………………………… Charleston, SC 29409

Table of Contents Quick Facts …………………… 1 2005-06 Schedule ……………… 2 The Citadel Marksmanship Center … 3 2005-06 Outlook ……………… 4 Coach William Smith ………… 5 Shooter Profiles ……………… 6-9 2004-05 Recap ……………… 10 Citadel Rifle History ……… 11-12 Lt. Gen. Rosa ………………… 13 Les Robinson ………………… 13 The Citadel ……………… 14-17 Charleston ………………… 18-19

Southeastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) Augusta State Clemson Mercer North Georgia Wofford

The 2005-06 Citadel Rifle Media Guide was edited and written by Erik Bell using Adobe InDesign CS and Adobe Photoshop CS. Photos are by The Citadel photographer Russ Pace. A special thanks to Melanie Long, Al Buddin, Patrick Walsh, Noelle Orr, Coach William Smith and The Citadel Print Shop.

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The Citadel Rifle 2005-06 Schedule SEARC Conference Invitational NCAA Match SEARC Match 1 SEARC Match 2 Wofford SEARC Match 3/NCAA SEARC Match 4/Wofford NCAA Match/N.C. State SEARC Match 5/Wofford NCAA Match SEARC Match 6/NCAA Sectional SEARC Championships Open Sectional NCAA Championships

September 24-25, 2005 October 1-2, 2005 October 8-9, 2005 October 22-23, 2005 October 29-30, 2005 November 5-6, 2005 January 21, 2006 January 22, 2006 January 28, 2006 January 29, 2006 February 11-12, 2006 February 25, 2006 March 4, 2006 March 11-12, 2006

Fort Benning, Ga. Clarksville, Tenn. Augusta, Ga. Birmingham, Ala. Deas Hall Raleigh, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Raleigh, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Milledgeville, Ga. The Citadel Marksmanship Center The Citadel Marksmanship Center The Citadel Marksmanship Center Colorado Springs, Colo.

2005-06 The Citadel Rifle Team: (L to R) Coach William Smith (in window), Evan Rishel, Steven Reis, Kevin Medert, Nathan Delph, Patricia Thibodeau, Heather Lewis, Jessica Park, Amara Atella, Chris DeWitt Not Pictured: Shaun Futch, Thomas Hambidge, Jacquelyn Pastick

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The Citadel Marksmanship Center

The Citadel Marksmanship Center, completed in December of 2005, gives the Bulldog rifle program a top notch shooting facility that rivals any in the nation, let alone the Southeastern Air Rifle Conference. The new range saw its first competitive action on the weekend of February 11-12, 2006, as The Citadel hosted a SEARC match and a NCAA sectional. The Citadel Marksmanship Center also hosted the SEARC Championships on February 25 and an open sectional on March 4 of 2006. The Bulldogs plan to bid on hosting the NCAA rifle championships in the future. “The opening of The Citadel Marksmanship Center is a new beginning for competitive rifle at The Citadel,” said head coach William Smith. “This will place our training on the same level as our Olympic shooters.” “It’s a new beginning for a team with a history of winning on the national level,” Smith continued. The Citadel Marksmanship Center is the state-of-the-art facility in the SEARC and contains 16 points for smallbore/center fire and air-rifles at 50 feet.

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2005-06 Outlook The Citadel rifle team looks to build upon its recent success in the 2005-06 season. The Bulldogs have finished among the top three in the Southeastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) every season since rifle became a varsity sport again in 2001, including SEARC championships in 2001 and 2002. The Bulldogs finished third in the SEARC behind rivals and perennial contenders Birmingham Southern and N.C. State in 2005. Head coach William Smith returns for his seventh year at the head of the rifle program and fields a young but experienced team led by two impressive seniors. Evan Rishel, the men’s team captain, and Amara Atella, the women’s captain, provide not only experience and leadership but also excellence on the range. Atella tied for or claimed the best score on the Bulldogs team in four matches in 200405 while Rishel paced the Bulldogs in a win against Austin Peay to end the season, firing a score of 574.28. During the fall of 2005, either Rishel or Atella claimed the Bulldogs’ top score in all six of their matches.

Evan Rishel

After promising freshman seasons, Kevin Medert and Steven Reis return for their sophomore campaigns. Medert finished out 2004-05 strong by tying Atella for the team’s leading score with a mark of 570 at the SEARC championships and paced the team at an NCAA match in Milledgeville, Ga., the same weekend by firing a 550. Reis had the best or tied for the top score on the Bulldogs team in three matches during his knob year. The Bulldogs said goodbye to four-year letterman Vanessa Swan after the fall portion of the 2005-06 season, as she graduated in December of 2005. Swan, a double major in political science and criminal justice, completed her studies a semester early. A reason for major optimism in 2005-06 and the future is the completion of The Citadel Marksmanship Center. The brand new shooting range is the state-of-the-art facility in the SEARC and will open up many opportunities for the Bulldogs, including a chance to host the NCAA rifle championships in the future.

Kevin Medert “This brand new range gives us an opportunity to achieve the same training as the best teams in the country,” Smith said. The Bulldogs will host four matches during the 2005-06 season, including the SEARC championships on Feb. 25. Wofford comes to The Citadel October 29-30, the Bulldogs host the sixth SEARC match of the season Feb. 11-12, and an open sectional will also take place at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on March 4.

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Head Coach William Smith Native Charlestonian William C. Smith has made great strides with the rifle program, moving it from a club sport back to an intercollegiate sport. Smith, 56, has guided The Citadel’s rifle club team the past six years and serves as both the men’s and women’s head coach. Under the direction of Smith, The Citadel finished third in the SEARC in 2005 behind Birmingham Southern and North Carolina State. The Bulldogs finished second in the SEARC in 2004, and ended the 2003 season as runner-up in the conference with five Academic All-American shooters. The Citadel had a one-loss season and conference championship in 2002. The 2001 season marked the first time the team won the SEARC Championships since it was reinstated as a varsity sport. The Citadel’s last championship was in 1999. Also in 2001, Smith led the Bulldog shooters to individual and team NCAA sectionals, competing against teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. Smith’s goal for the team is to become an annual participant in postseason play. To help reach this goal, The Citadel has completed construction of a new indoor shooting range facility. The Citadel Marksmanship Center is the state-of-the-art facility in the SEARC and contains 16 points for smallbore/center fire and air-rifles at 50 feet. The Bulldogs plan to bid on hosting the NCAA rifle championships in the future.

Rifle Scoring System Each team declares four shooters before each match. Those four scores will count towards the overall team score. The Collegiate Sectionals NCAA Qualifier is a match that falls within a 4-5 day window. The top eight scores from smallbore and the top eight from air rifle from each sectional around the nation advance to the NCAA Championship.

Air Rifle -- 0.177 caliber pellet (That’s 0.177 inch). -- 10 meters from shooter to target. -- Forty targets, one shot per target. -- Each shot grades as 1-10. -- Ten is a perfect shot. -- A perfect score is 400. -- Time limit is 1 min. 45 sec. per shot.

Smallbore -- .022 caliber (Approximate size.) -- 50 ft. from shooter to target. -- Three shooting positions: (prone, standing, kneeling.) -- Forty targets for each position, one shot per target. -- Each shot grades as 1-10. -- Ten is a perfect shot. -- Perfect score is 1,200 (400 for each position). -- Time limit (per shot): Prone - 1 minute/ Standing - 2 minutes/ Kneeling - 1 1/2 minutes

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Shooter Profiles Evan Rishel -- Men’s Team Captain -- Lettered in 2004 and ‘05 Senior -- Monroeville, N.J. Best Personal Score – 581 at the Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 11, 2006. High School – Was a member of the swimming and baseball teams for two years at Woodstown High School in Monroeville, N.J.…Swimming team was Tri-County Conference Champions for two years. Personal – Majoring in criminal justice…Son of Charles and Jean Rishel…Has worked at a rifle range for six years and has hunted since age 10…Born October 16, 1983. Amara Atella -- Women’s Team Captain -- Lettered in 2003, ‘04 and ‘05 Senior -- Smithfield, R.I. Best Personal Score -- 572 at North Carolina State on November 6, 2005. High School – Member of soccer and lacrosse teams for four years, and also on the basketball and softball squads for one season apiece at Providence Country Day in Smithfield, R.I.…Named all-conference in soccer. Personal – Majoring in Criminal Justice, minor in Psychology… Daughter of Jeanette Marcello and Albert Atella…Born April 21, 1983. Shaun Futch Junior -- Greenwood, S.C. Best Personal Score -- 532 at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 25, 2006. High School – Member of rifle team at Greenwood High School in Greenwood, S.C. Personal – Majoring in Education with a concentration in Social Studies…Member of Academic Honor Roll at The Citadel…Son of Sandra and Bruce Futch… Born October 31, 1984.

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Shooter Profiles Nathan Delph Sophomore -- Goose Creek, S.C. Best Personal Score -- 556 at Clarksville, Tenn., on Oct. 2, 2005. High School -- Attended Stratford High School and was captain of JROTC Rifle team for three years…Earned a letter as a member of the Stratford rifle squad… Coached at Stratford by First Sgt. Joe Hughes. Personal -- Majoring in history…Son of James and Marjorie Delph…Born September 15, 1986. Thomas Hambidge Sophomore -- New Bern, N.C. Best Personal Score – 557 at Deas Hall on October 30, 2005. High School – Completed four years of competition shooting for NJROTC and earned two varsity letters at New Bern High School in New Bern, N.C.…Team captain sophomore, junior and senior years. Personal – Majoring in history… Son of William Hambidge…Born September 24, 1986. Kevin Medert -- Lettered in 2005 Sophomore -- McDonough, Ga. Best Personal Score – 574 at Wofford on January 28, 2006. High School – Member of Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga. varsity team for four years and was team captain for two years…Two-time Georgia state qualifier…Won a semifinal shoot off match to take Henry County to first state championship in school history…Coached at Henry County by Capt. Joe Tucker. Personal – Majoring in Business Administration…Son of Judy Montgomery and Kenny Medert…Born September 18, 1985.

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Jacquelyn Pastick Sophomore -- Evergreen Park, Ill.

Shooter Profiles

Best Personal Score -- 546 at Deas Hall on March 5, 2005, and at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 25, 2006. High School – Member of track and field, swimming and water polo teams at Mother McAuley High School in Evergreen Park, Ill.…Lettered and was named allconference two years in track…Lettered four years in swimming, and was named all-Metro Catholic Conference and to the all-academic team two years. Personal – Majoring in Criminal Justice…An Academic All-American at The Citadel…Daughter of Sue Anne and Lawrence Pastick…Born April 22, 1986. Steven Reis -- Lettered in 2005 Sophomore -- Naples, Fla. Best Personal Score – 571 at Wofford on January 28, 2006. High School – Member of rifle team for three years at Massanutten Military Academy in Naples, Fla., and was also a team captain…Named to the Virginia Military School Rifle League conference team in 2003-04…Named the MVP of the squad twice …Coached by Sgt. First Class Richard Kurtz at Massanutten… Also earned one letter in cross country. Personal – Majoring in English… Son of Lisa A. Reis…Born July 3, 1986. Chris DeWitt Freshman -- Gainesville, Ga. Best Personal Score -- 504 at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 11, 2006. High School – Lettered in three years as a member of the track and field team at Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Ga….A member of the honor roll and a Georgia Merit Scholar at Chestatee. Personal – Majoring in Political Science…Son of Douglas and Crystal DeWitt…Born August 4, 1986.

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Shooter Profiles Heather Lewis Freshman -- Asheville, N.C. Best Personal Score – 522 at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 11, 2006. High School – Attended Veritas Christian Academy in Asheville, N.C….Was a member of the soccer and basketball squads for two seasons apiece and the cross-country team for one year at Veritas. Personal – Majoring in Business Administration…Daughter of Kathryn and Mack Lewis…Born July 7, 1987. Jessica Park Freshman -- Morristown, N.J. Best Personal Score -- 539 at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 25, 2006. High School – Was a member of the field hockey and swimming teams at Morristown High School in Morristown, N.J. Personal – Majoring in Criminal Justice …Daughter of Keum Hee and Young Chang…Born March 13, 1987.

Patricia Thibodeau Freshman -- Gainesville, Ga. Best Personal Score – 556 at The Citadel Marksmanship Center on February 25, 2006. High School – Attended North Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga….Was a four-year member of the soccer team and named all-district for three of those seasons…Also participated on the volleyball squad for one season at North Hall. Personal – Majoring in history…Daughter of Richard and Frances Thibodeau… Born September 29, 1986.

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2004-05 Recap The Bulldogs began the 2004-05 campaign by competing at the USAMU Invitational held in Fort Benning, Ga. Two teams from The Citadel participated in the match, with the A team finishing a close second at 2223 to N. C. State’s winning total of 2264. The Citadel’s B team finished third at 2100. Senior Jason Dickinson led the Bulldogs with a score of 566 and junior Evan Rishel fired a 563. The rifle squad took secJason Dickinson ond again in their next match at the Lady Gov’s Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn. The Bulldogs came within four points of taking first as the University of Tennessee at Martin finished with a score of 2240. Junior Amara Atella and freshman Steven Reis led the Bulldogs as they each tallied a score of 566. The Citadel placed third in their first SEARC match of the season two weeks later in Dahlonega, Ga., behind rivals Birmingham Southern and N. C. State. The Citadel fired a 2254 SEARC score, and a 2218 (men’s) and 2172 (women’s) NCAA total. The Bulldogs took part in two matches the next weekend in Birmingham, Ala., finishing second in an NCAA match with an overall score of 2205 and placing third behind Birmingham Southern and North Georgia College with a mark of 2205 in a SEARC tilt. Atella led the Bulldogs individually with a score of 570. The squad picked up a win in their first single match of the season against Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C., outgunning the Terriers 2145-2014. Senior Sarah Deuschle led the Bulldogs with a mark of 557. Their next SEARC and NCAA matches took place in Raleigh, N.C., and the Bulldogs took second in both. Deuschle topped the Cadets, firing a 571. Rival N. C. State again took the top spot in both matches. The Bulldogs first match of 2005 saw them take third in the fourth SEARC match of the season in Spartanburg, S.C. Reis paced The Citadel with a score of 565. N. C. State and Birmingham Southern finished first and second in the match, respec-

tively. The rifle team traveled to Raleigh, N.C., once again to participate in a NCAA match and finished with an aggregate score of 4,347, second behind N. C. State who shot a 4,483. Reis again led the Bulldogs as he fired a 526 in smallbore and 567 in air rifle. The Bulldogs then had their first home match of the season at Deas Hall, breezing past Wofford 2229-1999. Atella’s score of 573 paced The Citadel. Deas Hall hosted another match, this time the fifth SEARC match of the season. The Bulldogs finished second with a score of 2271, nine points behind Birmingham Southern. Deuschle led the Cadets and was the second best shooter in the match with a mark of 573. The Bulldogs then traveled to Milledgeville, Ga., for the SEARC Championships where they tied N. C. State for second with a score of 2268. Freshman Kevin Medert and Atella paced The Citadel with marks of 570 as the Cadets finished only nine points behind first place Birmingham Southern. The Bulldogs also took part in an NCAA smallbore match in Milledgeville that weekend as the men’s team came in second and the women finished in third behind N. C. State. Medert led the Bulldogs in the NCAA match, firing a 550. After finishing third in Sarah Deuschle the SEARC behind N. C. State and Birmingham Southern, the Bulldogs wrapped up their season by winning a match against Austin Peay at Deas Hall. The Citadel finished with a total of 2244.83 and Rishel led the Bulldogs individually with a score of 574.28. With the end of the season, the Bulldogs said goodbye to seniors Deuschle and Dickinson. Both seniors had earned Academic All-American honors and Deuschle became one of the Cadets’ best shooters toward the end of the campaign, leading The Citadel in scoring three times in the final eight matches.

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The Citadel Rifle History 2005 The Citadel finishes construction on a brand new, state-of-the-art shooting range. The Citadel Marksmanship Center is deemed the premier facility in the SEARC.

1993 NRA All-American-Soutsana Ounkham... (Air and Free Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-Douglas J. Herr.... (Air Rifle – 2nd Team).

2003 Coach Bill Smith…Matt Fussell and Boyd Pritchard named All-Academic Rifle Scholar by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association…team ranked fifth highest team score nationwide by Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association…took second place in SEARC conference…finished 29-5.

1992 Coach-Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... NRA All-American-Douglas J. Herr... (Air and Smallbore Rifle – 2nd Team)... Doug Herr first Citadel member to be a two-sport NRA All-American... Team record 1991-1992 seasons through Feb. 1, 19-5. 1991 Coach-Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... NRA All-AmericanJoseph DelVecchio... (Air Pistol – 1st Team).

2001 Coach-Bill Smith... 1990 Captain-Janean Coach-Colonel G. B. StackTavares... SEARC house... (348-105-1 record of Champions... 7-1 on last 10 years as head coach)... season... Reinstated Team Captain-Leo Sihvonen as an intercollegiate 1st place sectional match sport... Keith Kacmar smallbore... Douglas Herr twice The Citadel’s took 2nd place smallbore... Bulldog-of-theDouglas Herr 1st placeWeek... Matt Fussell Shooter Keith Kacmar air rifle... Leo Sihvonen and Boyd Pritchard 2nd place-air rife... David named All-Academic Rifle Scholar from McLeod 3rd place-air rifle... State ChampiCollegiate Rifle Scholar Association. ons of South Carolina and North Carolina... First place in NCAA and NRA Southern 1999 Regional and sectional championships... 4th President-Mike Wood... Vice Presidentin the prestigious Mardi Gras Invitational Andrew Smith... Secretary-Brian Cowart... Championship... 37-8-1 record in 1989Treasurer-Steve Alverson... Advisor-Wil1990 season. liam C. Smith... SEARC Champions... NRA All-American-Howard Brown... (Air, Free 1989 and Standard Pistol – 2nd Team). Coach Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... 64-30 record... Citadel swept North and South 1998 Carolina state open championships... Team NRA All-American-Peter Marra... (Air Captain-Leo Shivonen - First sharp shooter Pistol – 2nd Team). to ever make it to the NCAA Championships in both smallbore and air rifle... 1996 David McLeod-1st place Resident State NRA All-American-Howard W. Brown... Championship in S.C.... Kevin Lindell-1st (Air Pistol – 2nd Team). Sharpshooter in S.C. State Championship and Individual Champion... NRA 1995 All-American-Robert T. Patton... (Air, Free Coach-Douglas Herr.... Ranked 2nd out and Standard Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA Allof National ROTC Schools... Lead by two American-Richard Deer... (Air Pistol – 1st seniors, Jason Lamar and John McKinney... Team and Free Pistol Honorable Mention). NRA All-American-Alan Geboy... (Free Pistol – 2nd Team). 1988 NRA All-American-Robert T. Patton... (Air, 1994 Free and Standard Pistol – 1st Team). NRA All-American-Hendrik Booraem... (Standard Pistol – 2nd Team). 1987

NRA All-American-Robert T. Patton... (Free Pistol – 1st Team and Air Pistol Honorable Mention)... NRA All-American-David Laidler.... (Air and Standard Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-Richard G. Almes... (Standard Pistol – 1st Team). 1986 NRA All-American-Richard K. Roberts... (Air and Free Pistol – 1st Team and Standard Pistol Honorable Mention)... NRA AllAmerican-Richard G. Almes... (Standard Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA All-American Dale W. Levering... (Standard Pistol – 1st Team and Air Pistol Honorable Mention). 1985 Coach Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... Team won the Mardi Gras Rifle Tournament, the nation’s top tournament... (brought the Bulldogs an unofficial National Championship)... Team Captains-Terry Smith and Rodney West... NRA All-American-Richard K. Roberts... (Air and Free Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-Richard G. Almes... (Standard Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-Dale W. Levering... (Air Pistol – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-John A. Crawford... (Free Pistol – 1st Team). 1984 Coach-Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... CaptainDale Hall... Record-42-17... Collected 6 out of 9 trophies at the Western Carolina Rifle Conference Match... NRA All-American M.A. Bucholz... (Air, Free and Standard Pistol – 1st Team). 1983 Coach- Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... Cocaptains-Dale Hall and Anthony Morris... NRA All-American-M.A. Bucholz... (Air and Free Pistol – 1st Team). 1982 Coach-Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... Team Captains-Frank Gregory and Russell Farmer (Blue Team, White Team). 1981 Coach-Colonel G. B. Stackhouse... (1st year) and Citadel Provost Marshall... Team Captains-Frank Gregory and Ed Kelly (Blue Team, White Team)... Since 1957-the team has captured 10 Southern Conference Championships. 1980 Coach-Commander V.E. Levander, U.S.N., Ret.

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1979 Coach-Captain Sawtelle... Captain-Matt Burke. 1978 Coach-Captain Matthew Sawtelle... Assistant coach-Sgt. Flynn. 1977 Coach-Captain Matthew Sawtelle... Team Captain-Bob Turner. 1976 Coach Major George Lavezzi. 1975 Coach Major George Lavezzi... Record 20-5. 1974 Coach George Lavezzi... Southern Conference Champions. 1973 Coach-Captain Schremp... Assistant CoachSgt. Needman... Co-Captains-Jim Meggs and Mike Pendley... Southern Conference Champions. 1972 20-10 record... 2nd place in Southern Conference. 1969 Coach Major Lape... Team Captain-Mike Selders... All-Americans - Mike Selders, Don Johnson, Ken Elias... S.C. State Champions... Southern Conference Champions. 1968 Coaches-SFC Valley and Major Kelley... Team Captain-Greg Dalton... NRA All-American-J. Eric Sondstrom... (Rifle – 2nd Team)... First Citadel 4 year NRA All-American... S.C. State Champions... Southern Conference Champions. 1967 Coaches-Major E.A. Fox and Sgt. D.A. Valley... NRA All-Americans- J. Eric Sondstrom, Edward Jones and Wayne R. Fitzgerald... (Rifle – 2nd Team). 1966 Coaches-Major Jerry C. Whitmire and Sgt. Henry Jenks... Team Captain-NRA All-American-J. Eric Sondstrom... (Rifle – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-John T. Collins... (Rifle – 2nd Team)... Team 2nd in the Nation.

The Citadel Rifle History (continued) 1965 National Champions William Randolph Hearst Trophy Coaches-Captain Whitmire and Sgt. Willis... NRA All-American-J. Eric Sondstrom... (Rifle – 2nd Team).

Motsker... Won 3 trophies and 16 individual medals at the NRA National Indoor and Third Army Area... Smallbore Sectional Champions... Air Force Team-National Air Force ROTC Champions. 1958 Coach-Captain George E. Wood... CoCaptains-Joe Adams and Wyly Watson. 1957 Coach-SFC Eynon... Captain-Ted Adams... 2nd place Southern Conference... 2nd place NRA Sectional match. 1956 Advisors-Col. Coffey and Captain Wood... Sponsor-Miss Frances Enter... Captain-Derald Smith... SC State Champions... 2nd in NRA Sectional... Established a memorial award in honor of Richard Polk Caldwell who was co-captain and died in a car accident... The award is for the best marksmanship together with sportsmanship.

All-American Eric Sondstrom 1964 Coach-Captain Hilbert... Team Captain-Kit Leithiser... Team 2nd in the Nation. 1963 National Champions William Randolph Hearst Trophy Coach-Captain Hilbert and Sgt. Willis... Team Captain-NRA All-American-Dave Edgerly... (Rifle – 1st Team)... NRA AllAmerican-Keels Dickerson... (Rifle – 2nd Team)... Southern Conference Champions... Coast Guard Invitational Champions... Third Army Area Champions. 1962 Coach-Captain Donald C. Hilbert... Team Captain-Bill Fuller... NRA All-AmericanDave Edgerly... (Rifle – 1st Team)... NRA All-American-Keels Dickerson... (Rifle – 1st Team)... Keels Dickerson-Top Score Nationwide-at William Randolph Hearst Competition (199 of a possible 200 points)... Southern Conference Champions. 1961 Coach-Capt. Richard E. Moore... Team Captain-Joe Syslo... Southern Conference Champions... Third Army Champions... S.C. State Champions. 1960 Coach-Capt. Richard E. Moore... Team Captain-Vici Seiter... Undefeated Regular Season... NRA All-American-Robert C. Metsker... (Rifle – 1st Team). 1959 Coach-1st Lt. Richard E. Moore and Sgt. Lewis L. Crellin... Team Captain-Bob

1955 Coaches-Sgt. Grier and Sgt. Johnson... Captain-George Thomas... Sponsor-Miss Cicily Kirchoff... Freshmen-undefeated regular season... Varsity S.C. Champions... 2nd in Southern Conference. 1954 Coaches-Captain T. C. Williams and Sgt. Grier... Captain-Jim Coggins... Sponsor-Miss Patricia Thomas... Citadel, Army and Air Force handed the Marines their first defeat in 2 years... 2nd in Southern Conference. 1953 National Champions William Randolph Hearst Trophy Coach-Sgt. Harvey... Captain-Pete Shoemaker... Sponsor-Miss Mary Grace Shoemaker... Won the J.C. Moore Trophy... S.C. State Champions... 2nd in Southern Conference. 1952 Coaches-Major Sgt. Chavious and Major Sgt. Harvey... 2nd in Southern Conference. 1951 Coaches-Major Sgt. Chavious and Sgt. Wood... Team Captain-B.E. Bookout... 3rd straight year winning S.C. State ROTC Championship (the W.E. Moore Trophy)... Took honors in William Randolph Hearst Trophy match... 1st year NRA Club was organized at the Citadel... 2nd in Southern Conference.

1950 Won S.C. State ROTC Championship (the W.E. Moore Trophy). 1949 Won S.C. State ROTC Championship (the W.E. Moore Trophy). 1948 Coach-Major Ralph B. Sessoms, Jr.... Manager-K.F. Kast. 1947 Coach-Major John Harden... Captain-D.P. Gaillard... Team Leader-Bob Clement. 1946 Coach-1st Lt. J.W. Lewis... Co-Captains-Mickey Burn and M. Pete Moser... Manager-Bob Clement... Sponsor-Mrs. Henrretta L. Moser... 70 tried out, 16 made the team, 3 returned, 7 ended up with letters... Two Citadel teams fired in the Hearst Trophy Matches and were 5th place. 1945 Coach-Captain P.F. Byther... Captain-Billy Wells... Sponsor-Mrs. Josie McCullers Wells... Placed 2nd in Fourth Service Command matches scoring 3,386 out of possible 4,000... 4 out of 10 who made the National Intercollegiate matches were called to the armed services (World War II)... Citadel finished 20th out of 27. 1943 Coach-Captain P.F. Byther... Captain-W.A. Pashley... Manager-W.C. Guier... SponsorMiss Jane Kraft... G.K. Webb was the high scorer for the team with 374 out of a possible 400... Hearst Trophy Competition-2nd place, Team: 906 out of a possible 1,000... Webb: team high scorer-189 of possible 200... National Intercollegiate matches fired 7,607 of a possible 8,000. 1942 Coach-Lt. P.F. Byther... Captain-W.W. Gates-lost before the season began to the army (World War II)... NEW Captain: Johnny Wooten... Manager-W.A. Pashley... Team-lost only once... Freshmen Squad Captain-B.D.Starkey... Freshmen squad defeated once in 6 matches... Won 1st place-ROTC Fourth Corps Area Rifle Competition by the highest score ever received by the Citadel: 3,718 (tied the school’s high score in 1941). 1941 Coach-1st Lt. P.F. Byther... Captain-Edgar Terrell... 180 men tried out for the team, but

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only 18 could be taken... 4th place in ROTC Fourth Corps Area Rifle Competition with score of 3,718... Two five men Citadel teams entered in Hearst Trophy Competition... Team placed 3rd-936pts, won trophy, and several individual medals... High Team Scorers for the year-M. Mosteller, W.W. Gates, E.A. Terrell and H. E. Groom. 1940 Coach-Major R.J. Kirk Jr.... Captain-Alex Kelly... Alt. Captain-A.L. Broadwater... Sponsor-Miss Kitty McNeil... 1st placeROTC-Fourth Corps Area Rifle Competition... Undefeated in regular season. 1939 National Champions William Randolph Hearst Trophy 2nd place was 22 pts behind them... Coach-Major Robert J. Kirk... Captain-Harold Chandler... Sponsor-Miss Elle Carswell... No collegiate losses in regular season. 1938 Coach- Major Robert J. Kirk... Captain-Tommy Symmes... Alt. Captain-”Speedy” Spedden... Manager-Charlie Begg... Sponsor-Miss Nancy Moorer. 1937 Coach-Captain J.S. Robinson... AssistantsDean McCown and George Rosenburg... Captain-G.V. Rosenburg... lt. Captain/Manager-”Speedy” Spedden... Sponsor-Mrs. S. H. Rosenberg. 1936 Coach-Captain Stewart... Assistants-Major McGee and Col. Holliday... Captain-A.H. Ferguson... Manager-McCown. 1935 Coach-Lt. Stewart... Assistants-Cadet Cantrell and Cadet Williams... Captain-Etter... Manager-McMillan... Had the best college indoor and outdoor target ranges in the state. 1934 Coach-Lt. G.C. Stewart... Captain-Hoyt McMillan... Manager-Starkes... Cadet CoachRamsey... Sponsor-Miss Sara Sherwood. 1933 Coach-F.D. Austin Jr.... Captain-M.L. Powell, Jr.... Manager-H.M. Reed... Sponsor- Miss Mary Ledbetter. 1932 Captain-Bert Hamilton... Manager-Harold Norton... First record of a rifle team.

Lt. General John W. Rosa, Jr.

Les Robinson

President

Director of Athletics

The Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa was born in Springfield, Ill., Sept. 28, 1951. After graduating high school in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1969, he was recruited to play football at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. While at The Citadel, Rosa was the starting Bulldog quarterback in 1970 and went on to earn three varsity letters in football. He graduated from The Citadel in 1973 with a degree in business administration and was awarded a commission in the Air Force. A command fighter pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, Rosa enjoyed an illustrious 32-year career in the Air Force. Among his career highlights, he was stationed in Lossiemouth, Scotland, as an American exchange officer flying the Jaguar for the Royal Air Force. He has commanded at squadron, group and wing levels at air bases in Georgia, Idaho, New Mexico, South Carolina, and South Korea. He served as inspector general for Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii and commandant of The Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. As deputy director for operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., he was in charge of the National Military Command Center and served as the military spokesman for the Pentagon when U.S. troops were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002. In July 2003, he was named superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and in September of that year, he was promoted to lieutenant general. Rosa holds a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He has also studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He has flown the A-7, A-10, Hunter and Jaguar aircrafts, F-16, F-117A, HH-60G and HC-130. On Jan. 3, 2006, Rosa returned to The Citadel where he serves as 19th president. He is married to Donna Kangeter, a Charleston native. They have two sons, Jonathan and Brad (’03), and a grandson, Michael Bradley, who is the son of Jonathan and his wife, Elisha.

At a school where leadership is taught and duty is part of the curriculum, The Citadel has the right person to lead its Department of Athletics in Les Robinson. A virtual Who’s Who in intercollegiate athletics and one of the region’s most sought-after speakers, Robinson begins his sixth year as the Director of Athletics. Possessing more than four decades of college athletics experience to his credit, Robinson, who also served as athletics director and basketball coach at North Carolina State and East Tennessee State, is only the fifth athletics director in The Citadel history. He served as the Bulldogs’ basketball coach from 1974-85, having spent the five previous seasons as an assistant coach. In his first five years leading The Citadel’s athletics program, Robinson’s skills as a proven fundraiser have already benefited The Citadel Brigadier Foundation. During the past five years, the school witnessed the opening of the Altman Athletic Center at Johnson Hagood Stadium and the addition to McAlister Field House for women’s athletics. The Citadel, under Robinson’s guidance, has hosted the Southern Conference cross-country championships, the first two rounds of the women’s basketball championships, the men’s and women’s tennis championships and the baseball tournament. A 1965 graduate of N.C. State, Robinson served five years as a Bulldog assistant coach under Dick Campbell and George Hill, and eventually spent 11 seasons as The Citadel’s head basketball coach from 1974-85. He directed the 1978-79 and 1984-85 teams to 20 and 18 victories, respectively. Robinson was named the Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 1979 and was tabbed South Carolina’s Coach-of-the-Year in 1979 and 1985. Following his tenure at The Citadel, Robinson became the head basketball coach at East Tennessee State, where he coached the Buccaneers for five years, increasing their win total (7-14-20-27) each year. The West Virginia native remains the only coach in Southern Conference men’s basketball history to earn league Coach-of-the-Year honors at two different schools, and he ranks fifth on the conference’s list of basketball wins. Robinson concluded a six-year term serving on the prestigious NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, one of the NCAA’s most influential committees. The Committee is responsible for site selection for each round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championships. Robinson earned a bachelor of science degree in education and recreation from N.C. State in 1965 and added a master’s degree in education and guidance from Western Carolina in 1969. Robinson is married to the former Barbara Simon of St. Albans, W.Va. The Robinsons, who have maintained a home on Sullivan’s Island since coaching at The Citadel, have four children and seven grandchildren.

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