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Longtime Archery Coach Helen Bolnick Retires

Dr. Helen Bolnick, ACCC archery coach for more than 30 years, retired from coaching recently. She produced 39 All-America archers for ACCC and the team won countless championships regionally, nationally and internationally under her direction. She retired from full-time teaching in 1998.

Bolnick founded ACCC’s archery team in 1970 and served as head coach until 2008. She was named Coach of the Year four times by USA Archery: 1980, 1998, 2006 and 2008. She served as Coach of the 1999 All-American Archery Camp and was named U.S. Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year in Archery in 2000.

Dr. Helen Bolnick

Dr. Helen Bolnick

Bolnick served as Director of U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships in 1980, 1998 and 2008 and was involved in Olympic competitions in Los Angeles in 1984 and Atlanta in 1996.

She founded the Atlantic City Archery Classic in 1977, a competition established to generate more interest in the sport on a regional level and ran it for more than 25 years with more than 750 archers competing.

U.S. Collegiate Archery Magazine says of Helen’s retirement: “Dr. Bolnick, beloved by everyone in the college archery program leaves behind a legacy that will be hard to match any time soon…Helen’s commitment to archery is displayed by the many tournaments she has hosted over the years…Replacing Helen will be difficult — it’s hard to imagine not seeing our 82-year-old icon and her friend, Sol, at our tournaments. Wishing you all the best, Helen!”

The college selected R. Michael “Mick” Ebert of Egg Harbor Township and Matthew N. Campagna of Mays Landing the new head coach and assistant coach, respectively.