The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) welcome Tammy Mowry and Rick Leach to their new positions with the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP). Mowry is being promoted to the role of national director for the SPP and Leach is joining the SPP program staff as director of development.
Ben Berka, SSSF president and executive director, said, “The passion and working knowledge Tammy and Rick bring to the Scholastic Pistol Program and our extended family of state advisers, volunteer coaches, athletes and partners will be a tremendous asset.”
Mowry has served as SPP program manager since the program started in 2012 and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the program. Prior to joining SSSF, Mowry worked as sponsor coordinator with the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and held several leadership positions with the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Mowry said, “Having been with the Scholastic Pistol Program since its inception in 2012, I’m looking forward to the opportunity and challenges that will be presented in continuing to grow the SPP and believe we have a great team in place to do this.”
The new SPP director of development, Leach, is no stranger to the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and SPP as he has been involved as a volunteer and coach with the SCTP since 2011 before starting a SPP program in 2012. Leach has been serving as the SPP volunteer state advisor in Wisconsin and has served a key role in growing Wisconsin into one of the largest SPP member-states in the country. Professionally, Leach comes from a 29-year law enforcement career, most recently as a sergeant with the Cedarburg Police Department since 2000.
“I am truly honored for this opportunity to help the SSSF continue their great work and help grow their programs,” Leach said. “Our volunteer coaches and parent volunteers are making positive changes in the lives of the athletes they work with. I look forward to working with the athletes and coaches in the future.”