Vice President -- Gary Hunter
Member of: NRA, NSSA, Association of the United States Army (AUSA), American Legion, Eagle Scout
Retired from the US Army in 2011 with over 24 years of service. Currently employed as a Department of the Army Civilian as the Test Operation Lead for the Army’s Tactical Directed Energy (High Power Lasers).
I am honored and want to thank the ASSA shooters that elected/re-elected me as the VP of the ASSA since 2014. I just recently got back into competitive skeet shooting in 2009 after a 15 year absence. Thanks to nationally known shooters like Larry Krutsinger, Mark Haughs, Alan Cotney getting me back into the competitive grove! With this mentorship and motivation from the entire ASSA/NSSA shooters this helps the officers of the ASSA striving to improve the ASSA as a whole. We are developing the new ASSA website, bringing effective structure to shoots and broadening the number of shoots across the state. My biggest thrust as I learned in the Army and I want to apply within the ASSA is “Recruiting and Retention” of the ASSA and across the country! So “Take a Kid Shooting” and continue to recruit former/new shooters and get them on the range! Also want to mention the fine work our ASSA active clubs like Muscle Shoals, Madison County Shooting Sports Association (MCSSA/Sharon Johnston), MARS/Redstone Arsenal, Red Eagle, Headland and FT Rucker working with our youth, new shooters with lessons/instruction, effective and safe skeet shooting techniques, while getting these shooters into the competitive shoots! Keep up the great work! Look forward to seeing you soonest on the range having three shells at station eight!
NSSA State Director -- Alan Cotney
Life Member of NSSA with 43 continuous years of skeet shooting.
US Army - Retired Master Sergeant
It is an honor to serve the State of Alabama as your NSSA State Director, with the common goal to promote the game of skeet.
We don’t have as many registered target shooters today as we did 20 or 30 years ago and I believe one of the main reasons for the low numbers is that many of us don’t actively seek out new shooters the way we once did. This is very important for the future of our sport. The first Al State Shoot that I attended was 1974 and there were 114 shooters in the event, this year we had 63. So we have our work cut out for us to grow the sport in order to ensure its survival for future generations!
I am currently serving in my 3rd term as an NSSA Director representing Alabama. I would like to thank all the ASSA members who have supported me over the last four years. Feel free to contact me with any concerns or ideas that you might have.
Please feel free to send comments or suggestions for improvements to me for discussion with the NSSA Directors!
NSSA State Director -- Ralph Grasso
Life Member of NSSA with 41 continuous years of skeet shooting.
Served four years in the USN in support of SSBN submarines.
It is an honor to serve the State of Alabama as your NSSA State Director, with the common goal to promote the game of skeet for the young and those of us who are not. I have worked the Junior World in Savannah and to see the high competition level these young shooters bring to the field has given hope to the longevity of this great sport. In an effort to introduce more shooter participation in tournament shooting; I, along with our other State Director, and many other people who love this game, are planning to hold our Zone 4 Championship as an internet shoot. This will provide a greater opportunity for those who cannot travel so far from home to participate in this notable shoot at a club in their own state (if desired)! My thanks to those who put their trust in me in support of the game we enjoy; I’m trying to make it better for all. Please feel free to send comments or suggestions for improvements to me for discussion with the NSSA Directors!
Chief Referee -- Bill Zupko
The Referee Test is available from either the NSSA and the ASSA website. For those who are interested in becoming a Certified Referee you only need to take the test and complete the application form! You can then email the documents to me (bzupko@gmail,com) and I will grade the test and sign off on the application. The completed application will then be sent to NSSA with a $10.00 handling fee and the process is done! If you have questions, feel free to ask me at email@example.com. Go to the Referee Resources Page for all links,
NOTE: The Registration is now good for a THREE YEAR Period!
Secretary -- Jason Watson
President -- Roy Jorgensen
President, ASSA Inc.
NRA, NSSA, AMA
Retired from the US Army in 2014 with over 35 years of service as a Department of the Army Civilian employee.
Having the privilege of serving as the President of the ASSA is an honor that I greatly appreciate and I will do my best to lead this organization in a way that benefits all members! Our sport is suffering from a significant decline in participation from its current membership and a lack of growth due to our failure to attract new young shooters!
My efforts will be directed towards rebuilding the club base and encouraging new participants in the sport of skeet shooting.