Michael Theimer

 Coach Academy Director

As the Coach Academy Director, Michael TheimerTheimer is responsible for developing coaches who are working with Olympic path athletes. It has been long realized that we need to develop more Olympic Shooting Sports coaches just as much as we need to develop athletes on the Olympic path.

Theimer is a 1976 Olympian (50 meter Running Target), awarded the US Distinguished International Shooter badge (#166), holds nine U.S. National Championship titles, holds six U.S. Interservice National Championship titles, holds numerous National Records in 50 meter Running Target, has won a total of 20 gold, six silver and four bronze medals in United States and international competitions (plus numerous team medals).

He is a NRA/USAS/CMP Shooting Certified Rifle Coach, CMP Master Instructor, 4-H Certified Rifle Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer.

Theimer has an MBA and 30 years of corporate and consulting experience in Human Resource management and HR technology. He was an Adjunct Professor at Colorado Technical University and an online course developer for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.

Theimer began his shooting career at S.H. Rider High School JROTC in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was the team captain and city champion. He was the team captain and ‘top gun’ at the Midwestern State University ROTC Rifle Team, awarded an Army ROTC scholarship, Distinguished ROTC Cadet and Distinguished ROTC Graduate.

Theimer received his U.S. Army commission and was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit where he was the OIC of the Running Target Branch from 1972 to 1976. He lead the construction of the Olympic quality double Running Target range at Ft. Benning. After active duty he continued to compete as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve International Rifle Team (Running Target) from 1976 to 1980.

Contact Michael Theimer, email or 719.866.4889