USA Archery issues a variety of Coach awards including National Coach of the Year, Developmental Coach of the Year, Volunteer Coach of the Year, Paralympic Coach of the Year and the Doc Councilman "Science" Award.
The Shenk Award, established in 1980 in honor of former NAA President Clayton Shenk, is presented to the senior male and female archer in the recurve division with the highest combined scores in the U.S. National Indoor, Field and Target Championships for that year.
The Easton Award, named in honor of former World Archery President James Easton, awards the top male and female compound senior archers who have the highest combined total score in the U.S. National Indoor, Field and Target Championships for that year.
This award was founded in 1939 to honor the NAA's first President, J. Maurice Thompson. It is given to those who have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to archery without expectation of award. It is one of the most cherished honors USA Archery offers.
|1947||W. Burton Westcott|
|1953||Ray and Bea Hodgson|
|1977||Earl Hoyt Jr. and Fred Bear|
|1987||Jim Easton and Peter Ueberroth|
|1996||Myrtle K. and Edward Miller|
|2003||Bud Fowkes and Tom Green|
This award is given to a USA Archery Judge who has made significant contributions to the sport of archery and upholds the greatest ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. This award is peer voted by USA Archery Judges and is presented at the USA Archery National Outdoor Target Championships event.
The George Helwig JOAD Award is presented to an individual who has shown continuous support of the Junior Olympic Archery Development program throughout the years. Recipients of this lifetime achievement award have gone above and beyond in their involvement and service to the sport of archery and have made a significant impact on their local or surrounding communities. This award is named for the 1960 founder of JOAD, George Helwig.
George was the inaugural recipient of this lifetime honor. In addition to a lifetime of efforts to grow and support youth archery, Mr. Helwig participated in three Olympic Games, was active in World Archery for 31 years and was awarded numerous medals, honors and awards, including the National Archery Association's (now USA Archery’s) medal of honor.
|1988||Mildred and Charles Pierson|
|1993||Ann Weber Hoyt|
|1998||Lawrence Bud Simon|
|1999||Don Branson and Christine McCartney|
Margaret Klann, known as “the mother of collegiate archery,” was the coach at Arizona State University from 1963 to 1976. In 1966, she was instrumental in creating the first national collegiate archery championship and creating the first All-American Team. Coach Klann died in September 2000 and this annual award is presented in her honor to the collegiate archery coach of the year. The award is voted on and presented at each year’s Collegiate Outdoor National Championship event.
|1975||Margaret L. Klann||Arizona State University|
|1976||Lorraine Paszczola||San Bernardino Valley College|
|1977||MaryAnne Schumm||East Stroudsburg State College|
|1978||Betsy Enger||Mt. San Antonio College|
|1979||Mildred Ayers||Palomar College|
|1980||Helen Bolnick||Atlantic Cape Community College|
|1981||Margaret Horn||James Madison University|
|1982||Marge Callahan||California State University|
|1983||Sheri Rhodes||Arizona State University|
|1984||Sally Caskey||Case-Western Reserve University|
|1985||Dr. Jack Pate||Pima Community College|
|1986||Joslyn Brown||Phoenix Community College|
|1987||Marion Rhodes||Glendale Community College|
|1988||Julia Bowers||Millersville State University|
|1989||Frank Thomas||Texas A&M University|
|1990||Al Lizzio||Columbia University|
|1991||Karen Cearly||University of Texas|
|1992||Foster Gorman||Navajo Community College|
|1993||Bruce Affrunti||Atlantic Cape Community College|
|1994||Irene Collier||Jenkins University of Texas|
|1995||Bob Ryder||James Madison University|
|1996||Norm Gram||Michigan State University|
|1997||Kathy Eissinger and Frank Thomas||Texas A&M University|
|1998||Helen Bolnick||Atlantic Cape Community College|
|1999||No award was given|
|2000 tie||Glen Harris||Shoreline Community College|
|2000 tie||Stan Pennypacker||Penn State University|
|2001||Tom Parrish||University of Texas|
|2002 tie||Kathy Eissinger||Texas A&M|
|2002 tie||Glen Harris||Shoreline Community|
|2003||Frank Thomas||Texas A&M University|
|2004||Robert Ryder||James Madison University|
|2005||Pat Madison||Georgia College and State University|
|2006||Helen Bolnick||Atlantic Cape Community College|
|2007||Robert Ryder||James Madison University|
|2008||Helen Bolnick||Atlantic Cape Community College|
|2015||Rodney Estrada||Georgia Institute of Technology-Yellow Jacket Archery Club|
|2016||Stanley Cheng||University of California|
|2017||Andy Puckett||James Madison University|
|2018||E.G. LeBre||Brandeis University|