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January 30, 2009

Archery Community Loses one of its Best - Bob Towne

Coach Bob Towne, San Diego, California, passed away at his parent's home on January 17th after a short battle with a rare form of cancer.  Bob was a Certified Level 4 National Coach with 25 years experience in the sport of archery.  As a competitor, he had won 3 state championship titles and was a staff shooter for Browning.  In 2004, Bob served as a Coach on the Jr. World Team which competed in England.  The Compound boys and girls brought back 5 gold and 3 silver medals under his team leadership at that event.   


For over a decade, coach Towne could be found at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA where he provided supplemental supervision for the resident athletes.  He also helped athletes with coaching and the staff with equipment management.  Coach Towne also served as a development and team camp coach. 


Bob Towne was known for his quiet sense of humor and the grin on his face.  He will be missed by all; and we are grateful for the time he dedicated to us and the sport of archery.  


A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Therese Catholic Church this Saturday (January 24) at 11:00 a.m. St. Therese is located at the intersection of College Ave. and Navajo Rd. in San Diego, CA. 

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