Penn College's Coach Karstetter, named as Coach of the Year
USCA announced Chad Karstetter as the 2011 Coach of the Year at the USIAC Banquet at James Madison University.
Chad has been the Head coach at Penn College for the past 11 years and has coached his team to six National Championships. Over his career, his athletes have earned more than 40 All-American honors and another 40 in All-Academic honors. Three of his team members have earned spots on World University Teams.
Chad has taken many students who have never shot a bow before and developed them into a competitor in their respective division with his excellent coaching skills. Chad has started and developed a women’s compound team, a women’s recurve team and a bowhunter team at the college, as well as provide a team of archers for the first 3-D USIAC, fully supporting the efforts of USCA to provide competition opportunities to all college archers regardless of their discipline and gender.
Chad has fostered a desire in his archers to give back and they have been involved with the Read Across America program with the college sending athletes to a local elementary school to “Read with the Wildcats” as well as hosting the first “Youth Fun Day” where twenty-five youth members of the Youth Hunter Education Challenge attended the event.
Chad's contributions to College Archery are significant. They include serving on the Board of the United States Collegiate Archery Association for the past three years. He has held the Eastern Regional Archery Championships at Penn College for the past six years and was also instrumental in helping with the success of the first College 3-D USIAC held last year.
Chad Karstetter is married to wife, Debbie and has one daughter. Chad is a graduate of Penn College, a former member of the Wildcat Archery Team who was a three time All-American and World Team member .
The honor of Coach of the Year is well earned; USCA congratulates Chad and his achievements!