Rigney targets long-range goals after first year as head coach
May 14, 2018 | Lynchburg, Va.
In its first season under Head Coach Ian Rigney, Liberty University's archery team captured team and individual titles at the United States Collegiate Archery (USCA) 3D Outdoor National Championships in Illinois in the Fall and USCA Indoor Championships in Las Vegas in February, respectively.
"It was the best year we have ever had and it definitely has a lot to do with our facilities," Rigney said. "Being able to practice indoors at the Equestrian Center getting ready for Las Vegas and also having our own 3D archery range accounted for the success we had in the men's bowhunter team back in October."
Rigney anticipates continued growth in the 10th-year program, which now has won a total of 10 indoor and outdoor national titles as teams and individuals.
"We're only losing two seniors this year," Rigney said. "That really helps in being able to build on the quality that we already have. It's a great time for us to capitalize on having a lot of sophomores and juniors next year and also recruiting. I've got a lot of great freshmen coming in and I'll be a little more selective in tryouts to make sure that I have the best possible team that I can take to events."