MEET THE COACHES
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Cliff Seibert, Assistant Coach
Cliff has been shooting shotguns since he was 13. He lives an hour north of Chicago, and his family operates a large clay target shooting facility called Northbrook Sports Club. Northbrook is where he learned how to shoot every discipline of shotgunning. He mainly competes in Sporting Clays and F.I.T.A.S.C. where he has been lucky enough to travel the world competing with the best. Some of his accomplishments include being the 2021 Illinois State Sporting Champion, 2019 Illinois State F.I.T.A.S.C. champion, two-time A.C.U.I. Division 1 National Champion, and seven-time Jr./ Sub Jr. All-American team. He looks forward to helping coach this great team and meeting everyone!
Grace Mabry, Assistant Coach
Grace began shooting in 2018 for Coach Ron on the Ridge Point High School FFA team. Since then, she has become a Master Class shooter, been named to the NSCA Lady All-American Team 3 consecutive years, and become a certified NSCA Level I Instructor. Some of her other accomplishments include being a 2-time member of the Texas A&M Trap and Skeet National Champion Team, several podium finishes in NSCA Championship Tour events in the Lady concurrent, earning the 2021 and 2022 GHSC Lady Club Champion titles, as well as the 2022 GHSC HOA Skeet Club Champion title. Grace looks forward to supporting Coach Ron's teaching style and passing her knowledge along to LSSST members!
Josh Poole, Skeet Coach
Josh began shooting 4H in 2006 then quickly transitioned into NSSA Skeet in late 2007. Since then, he has be selected to 13 Texas All-State Teams (7 Open) and 12 NSSA All-American Teams (5 Open). He is the first and only Junior competitor to break a perfect 500x500 at the Junior World Skeet Championships, and the first and only competitor to break a perfect 500x500 at the Zone VI Championships. Josh is a 3X Texas State Champion and 2X World Champion. Josh’s discipline in skeet has allowed him to develop a strong physical and mental game - able to produce results under pressure and on demand.
Ron and the LSSST assistant coaches Dominic Grossi, Shyuemin Pang, Austin Kiemsteadt, Meagan Harrington, Wade Berger, RJ Mehnert, Cliff Seibert, Grace Mabry, Mike Boire and Josh Poole 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.