Russ & Vickie Evans


State Director Info


Russ & Vickie Evans were surprised at the 2011 NRA National Convention in Pittsburg when they were presented with an award from the Director of the NRA Education & Training Department, Bill Poole. They were the recipients of the first Colonel Charles H. Mitchell “Trainers of Distinction Award”. The award was presented for:
  • 24+ years of coaching the Vienna Cougars Jr. Rifle Team and supporting local junior shooting clubs.
  • 24+ years of running Smallbore and Air Rifle NRA Regionals, Sectionals, and State Championships.
  • 24+ Years of working at and Managing National Matches Junior Camp, Camp Perry, OH.


Vickie Evans is the Executive Director of Vienna Cougars Junior Rifle Team. She has managed the Vienna Staff & Programs since 1987. Currently, she serves as one of the Civilian Marksmanship State Directors along with her husband for Ohio. Vickie also has worked as the Chief Administration & Planning Officer for the National Rifle Association’s National Junior Camp at the U.S. National Matches at Camp Perry, OH, for 25 years. She serves as the Statistical Officer for Ohio’s Junior 4‐Position, 3 Position, Standing Air Rifle, Three Position Air Rifle NRA Sectionals and the USA Junior Olympic Smallbore as well as Outdoor State Championships. She also serves as Director of North East Ohio League and the 14‐team match season. She is a past Vice President of the Ohio Rifle & Pistol Assoc. Russ Evans is Head Coach of the Vienna Cougars Junior Rifle Team since 1985. He is an NRA/USA Level 3 International Certified Shooting Coach & Chief Range Safety Officer. Russ also serves as a member of the National Coach Development Staff, (teaches Certified Coach Schools & Range Safety Officer Classes, approved to run National Shooting Camps). Currently he serves as a Civilian Marksmanship State Director for Ohio along with his wife. He has also served as Head Coach & Assistant Director National Matches Jr. Camp at the US National Matches at Camp Perry, OH for 25 years. He is the Match Director for Ohio’s Junior 4‐Position, 3 Position, Standing Air Rifle, Three Position Air Rifle NRA Sectionals and the USA Junior Olympic Smallbore as well as Outdoor State Championships. Russ also is the Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association State Jr. Smallbore Director. He has coached the Vienna Cougars I in North East Ohio Junior Rifle League and holds a record of 319 wins – 6 losses & 1 tie. His team has been undefeated the last 23 years with 301 consecutive wins. Currently the Vienna Cougars Rifle Team has alumni shooting for Ohio State (2), University of Akron (2), and The United States Naval Academy(1).

NRA Approved Coach Class – Smallbore & Air Rifle – Position Shooting – August 22 & 23

NRA Approved Coach Class – Smallbore & Air Rifle – Position Shooting

Location: Fish & Game Club of Vienna

1508 Youngstown Kingsville Rd.

State Route 193N (.1 mile past Youngstown Airport Drive – on Right side)

Vienna, OH 44473

Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020 & Sunday 23 August 2020 – Revised NEW DATES!

8:30 AM until 6:30 PM Saturday & 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM Sunday

16 classroom hours required ( working lunch )

Cost: $180 includes materials and handouts & NRA Coach Registration

Contact: Russ Evans 330-534-5344 or email [email protected]

150 Fifth Ave

Hubbard, OH 44425

Coffee & Snack provided. Lunch – we will order from Subway or a similar lunch shop (we usually get Subway’s $6/$8).

I will need an accurate count by Tuesday, 04 August 2020 – the materials need to beordered by 05 August 2020.. In addition to NRA materials we will provide paper and markers.

It is expensive to return the items and if you register for the class and do not attend there will be a cancellation fee of $ 30 (there will be shipping 2 ways on your materials if they have to be returned)

Teaching will be: Coach Russ Evans, Coach Art Phillips

Coach Russ Evans – National Coach Development Staff, CMP Director Ohio, Ohio Rifle & Pistol Director – Jr. Smallbore, Head Coach CMP National Matches Jr. Camp, Camp Perry, Coach Vienna Jr. Rifle Team.

Coach Art Phillips – Assist. Head Coach CMP National Matches Jr. Camp, Asst. Match Director & CRO OH State Smallbore Matches, Coach Vienna Jr Rifle Team.

I am requesting that you send a check for $110 to reserve a spot unless you make other arrangements with us. It will need to be received by 04 August 2020. Check to: Russ Evans

The $70 balance can be paid the first day of class.

Local Hotels would be at the I 80 Belmont Ave Exit. Youngstown/Liberty, OH

Fish & Game Club of Vienna is about 10 minutes North from the I 80 / St Rt 193 Exit

Also 10 minutes from the Belmont I80 exit or 15 minutes from I80 & SRT62&7 Hubbard, Exit.

Please e-mail or call with any questions. 330-534-5344

Go online to: select become a certified coach select Coach training schools click here to search for schools select NRA Level 1 Rifle Coach School (smallbore & air rifle) Register for class and Create your log-in.


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