From: Caren Sawyer, Executive Director
Salt Lake City, UT—Easton Sports Development Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Eldredge as the Director of Archery for the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kevin, who is a certified Level 4 Coach through USA Archery, will be responsible for the Easton Foundations regional archery activities. As Director of Archery for the Center, Kevin will report directly to Robert Romero, Director of Coaching. Kevin will be responsible for the management and growth of the Salt Lake Center including promoting archery classes, seminars, programs, events and the development of new ideas to support archery in the Salt Lake area.
Utah is home to Kevin, he is originally from Roosevelt, UT and currently resides in Hatch, UT; he will be relocating to Salt Lake City to be closer to the center. He is married to Annie and they have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Kevin is, of course, passionate about archery plus he is also very involved in his church and community. He has been the Mayor of Hatch, UT; the President of the Southern Utah Officials Association; and is certified as an advanced EMT. Kevin owns his own small business and has also helped start up other successful corporate entities.
Kevin brings his extensive experience to the new Easton Salt Lake Archery Center and will help the Foundations build on its network of training facilities that will support the growth of archery activities and strengthen our future Olympic archery teams. Kevin has been involved with USA Archery as an international competitor, National Champion, Past Board vice president, past JOAD Committee chairman, and coach and team leader at numerous Jr. and Sr. World Championships. He has also coached numerous World Champions and world record holders.
“I am very pleased to have Kevin as part of the new Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, stated Greg Easton, President of the Easton Foundations. Kevin was an integral part of the team that made the Ogden World Cup events such a success and I look forward to his leadership in creating a world class event and training archery center here in Salt Lake City.”
“Kevin would be a tremendous asset to any organization, we are fortunate to have him join our family. His skill in the sport in both compound and recurve archery, his international experience as coach and team leader, along with his positive attitude and event organization experience, make him the perfect fit to head up our new Salt Lake Archery Center” stated Don Rabska, V.P. Easton Foundations.
Kevin expressed his excitement at joining the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center “When I heard I had been selected as the Director for the Easton Foundation Salt Lake Archery Center I was absolutely ecstatic!
What a great opportunity to work in a prestigious environment of a sport that I so dearly love. My dream career has come to fruition and I now have the tools, through the creation of this state of the art Archery Complex, to help provide the best instruction, training and camaraderie to athletes and coaches throughout the world.
I anticipate this venue helping to develop many World-class archers as well as providing opportunities for young archery enthusiasts. It will become an institution of high-level instruction for coaches throughout the United States and other countries and provide a friendly environment to all those who come to play and learn.”
Robert Romero, Director of Coaching stated, “We’re very fortunate to have Kevin head up the new Easton Salt Lake Center. Kevin’s experience and years of working with USA Archery makes him a perfect fit to work with the Easton Foundations and the Center. With the knowledge and experience that Kevin brings to the table, I am totally confident that the future of our Salt Lake facility is in very good hands”
Kevin will be moving to Salt Lake to oversee the installation of the archery training equipment, and the finishing of the outdoor range. The Easton Salt Lake Archery Center is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2014.
About the Easton Foundations:
The Easton Foundations’ aim is to keep archery a viable part of the sporting culture in communities across the United States. Founded during the 1982 Olympics by Jim Easton, the founder and former CEO of Easton Sports, Inc., the Foundation actively works to introduce the Olympic sport of archery to communities across the country. It supports the training of aspiring archers, trainers, coaches, and administrators and building of archery facilities at city parks, schools, universities and sports complexes.
The Easton Foundations encourages and engages youth to participate and develop skills in the sports of archery, baseball, softball, ice hockey, and cycling. It contributes to selected 501(c)(3) charitable groups and universities that share its vision of excellence and innovation in sports programs, business and engineering education, and medical research.