MEET THE COACHES

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Ron Ingels, Head Coach

Head Coach Ron Ingels founded LSSST in July 2020. Ron has coached for Ridge Point High School, taught karate and has coached other youth sporting teams throughout his career. Ron is a master class NSCA shooter and instructor, and he is also on the board of Texas Sporting Clay Association (TSCA) and chairs the youth shooting committee.

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Meagan Harrington, Assistant Coach

Meagan is a 2-time member of Team USA, currently representing the United States on the Ladies Sporting Clays Team and is an alternate on the Ladies FITASC Team. She is reigning Ladies National Sporting Clays Champion and Ladies World FITASC Champion. Her experience and success in the Sporting Clays world has established her as one of the top female shooters in the country. She is an amazing advocate for youth shooting and is excited for the additional opportunity to give back to young athletes as an LSSST coach.

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Shyuemin Pang, SCTP Coach

Shyuemin began shooting skeet with his son in 2015, and eventually became involved in coaching to assist the Katy 4H team. After starting the Katy Dusters SCTP team, Shyuemin served as their head coach for several years, along with being an SCTP field-day trainer and SCTP state advisor. He has recently become a NSSA Level II Instructor He became hooked on the game of skeet after shooting his first 100-straight at a Buckle Race two years ago, and loves the opportunity it provides to be in shoot-offs with some of the best skeet shooters around. He is excited to continue his coaching journey with the Lone Star Select Shooting Team and all of its very talented shooters and strong coaching staff!

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Wade Berger, 4-H Coach

Wade has been coaching youth shooting sports athletes since 2018. The first team he coached with was the Katy Dusters. In 2019, he became the head coach for the Greater Houston Katy Dusters team. His goals as a coach are to teach young athletes how to safely handle and respect firearms, learn to be competent in the shooting sports, and help them understand that with discipline and practice there are no boundaries to what they can attain in both shooting sports and more importantly, life.

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Austin Kiemsteadt, Assistant Coach

Austin began shooting sporting clays in 2016 for Coach Ron on the Ridge Point High School FFA team. Since then, Austin has earned many accolades in the NSCA, including 3x Open All-American status, 2x Team USA Sporting Clays, and 2020 Team USA FITASC. Austin became certified as a NSCA Level I Instructor last year, and is excited for the opportunity to help LSSST team members improve their abilities in the sport.

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Dominic Grossi, Assistant Coach

Dominic has been a member of the U.S. Sporting Clays Team for eight consecutive years and has won over a dozen medals in international competition, including six World Sporting Clays Championship medals and eight World FITASC Championship medals. He’s also recently served as the President of the Texas A&M Trap & Skeet Team and helped lead them to their first Division I National Championship. Dominic attributes his success to his approach and technique and is excited to share his knowledge with the Lone Star Select Shooting Team.

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RJ Mehnert, Assistant Coach

RJ started shooting in 2002 and has been a member of Greater Houston Sports Club since 2005. RJ competed in Skeet in 2005-2006. In 2012-2013, and after a five-year layoff, he switched from shooting skeet to shooting sporting clays. RJ has competed in sporting clays for the past 5 years and is a master class shooter as well as being a NSCA Level I Instructor. He will be conducting monthly lessons as well as assisting at practices!

Ron and the other LSSST coaches Dominic Grossi, Shyuemin Pang, Austin Kiemsteadt, Meagan Harrington, Wade Berger and RJ Mehnert work diligently helping each student individually to develop and build confident, responsible, and skillful young athletes--building some of the foundations and structures needed in preparing them for life’s challenges. Even though LSSST is only just beginning, we have seen students move up classes in NSCA, win regional and national titles, and win scholarships.  Plus, some have moved on to collegiate sporting clay and trap teams and overall are exhibiting an increase in confidence, both in the athletic arena and in their lives outside the sport, and in being responsible young adults within their communities.