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Lloyd Woodhouse

Date of Birth: May 14th, 1935

Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia

Events: Shotgun Coach

Personal: Lloyd Woodhouse began shooting at a young age. First hunting with a slingshot and then later a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun with his father and brother.  

At 17 years old, Woodhouse followed in his family’s military footsteps. First joining the Naval Reserves for three years, and later joining the Air Force. Graduating at the top of his class with honor, Lloyd was selected to become an instructor. It was during this time, while he was traveling base to base where he met and married his wife, Bobbie. 

He began shooting with the Air Force Shooting Team and attended U.S. National Championships in 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1976 he accepted the head coaching position with the U.S. Air Force Skeet Team and competed in 1976 Mexico’s Benito Juarez Championships. He stayed in San Antonio running the skeet team for nine years and retired from the Air Force in 1985 as a Chief Master Sergeant. 

The next year, Lloyd accepted the position as the Shotgun National Team Coach in Colorado Springs. For the next 23 years, Coach Woodhouse guided the United States Shooting Team to over 428 medals in the shotgun disciplines of trap, double trap and skeet. That includes 127 individual gold medals, 109 individual silver medals, 100 individual bronze medals and countless team medals, both in junior and open events. Coach Lloyd Woodhouse headed up six Olympic teams, six Pan American teams, six World Championship teams, numerous Olympic festivals, Championships of the America’s, countless World Cups and has been instrumental in raising funds so that future shooters can continue their journey in the international shotgun shooting sports. 

In 1992, he created the Junior Olympic (JO) Team, raising the money for that program through private donations. Introducing kids to the international shooting sports has been at the forefront of Coach Wood house’s career and many an Olympian was introduced to the international shotgun sports through that program. 

Competition Highlights

  • 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Shotgun Athletes won gold medals 

  • 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Shotgun Athletes won bronze medals 
  • 2003 United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Coach of the Year (the only shooting coach in the history of the shooting team to receive that honor)  
  • 2003 Shooting Coach of the Year 
  • 2003 Pan American Games, Shotgun Athletes won six gold, and one silver medals (sweeping the shotgun events to secure the maximum number of 2004 Olympic quota slots and three individual world titles)  
  • 1999 Shooting Coach of the Year 
  • 1996 Shooting Coach of the Year 
  • 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Shotgun Athletes won gold, silver, and bronze medals 

 

 

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