In March, Ole Miss rifle team coach Marsha Beasley was named 2020-21 Coach of the Year by the College Rifle Coaches Association. This marks the second CRCA Coach of the Year honor for Beasley, who was also recognized by the group after the 2017-18 season.
In addition, Ole Miss rifle's Jean-Pierre Lucas was named CRCA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Under Beasley and Lucas’ guidance, Ole Miss qualified for the NCAA Rifle Championship for the first time in 15 years and notched a third-place overall finish at the event. Plus, Ole Miss made an amazing 39.4-point improvement from last season’s average (4668.7), raising it to a mark of 4708.1.
This season, Beasley and Lucas coached four individuals that earned a combined eight All-American honors. Eight Ole Miss shooters earned a combined 16 conference honors. Additionally, the Ole Miss rifle team set program records in aggregate team score (4734), air rifle team score (2383) and a smallbore team score that also set an NCAA record (2361).
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