Terri DeWitt, a former Olympian and head coach of the international Scholastic Clay Target program team, has joined SCTP full-time as director of development for the southeast region.
As a DOD, DeWitt will bring his previous SCTP experience to help grow established programs and start new teams in his designated region, as well as assist with state, regional and national SCTP competitions. This assigned southeast territory includes KY, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, and MS.
Terri DeWitt has an exceptional resume to help further the growth of youth shooting sports through the SCTP. DeWitt has won three silver and one bronze medals in doubles team trap/team trap at the World Shooting Championships since 1994, some under her maiden name Terry Wentzel. She was a six-time national champion and, in total, won 16 medals in World Cup events. In 1996, she was a member of the US Olympic team as part of the women’s double trapeze team.
As the head coach of the international SCTP team since 2017, DeWitt has helped cultivate and prepare the next generation of international competitors, including recent Olympians. With a Master of Sports Science, Sports Coaching from the United States Sports Academy, DeWitt offers enhanced knowledge for the clay court competitor at the highest level. As the official USA Shooting Youth Feeder Program, the goal of the SCTP International Team is to provide additional opportunities for competitors who have a path to the USA Shooting Team in mind.
About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) in the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
Provide and enhance personal growth and development opportunities for student-athlete members; become the leading authority on all things firearms-related activities for youth; pass on to future generations the legacy of safe, responsible, lifetime enjoyment of shooting sports. This includes serving as a primary feed channel for organized and sanctioned shooting organizations and teams, such as USA SHOOTING, TEAM USA, and the NGBs (NSSA, NSCA, ATA).