|Welcome to the Home of the LAKEVILLE NORTH PANTHERS CLAY TARGET TEAM||
Coach Brad is in his ninth season as the Panthers Head Coach. His passion and commitment to youth sports can be seen by his involvement with coaching various Lakeville youth sports for over a decade. Hockey, soccer, softball, baseball, track and field and now trapshooting. Coach Brad is CLASS Certified from the USA High School Clay Target League, NRA/ATA Shotgun Coach Level 1 Certified and a MN DNR Certified Firearms Safety Instructor. On the line, Brad is helping our shooters fine tune their skills as we help develop them into accurate and consistent clay target shooters. An avid clay shooter, Coach Brad's focus is ensuring a safe environment and providing each athlete with the feedback and instruction they need to succeed.
RICK "CRIP" CRIPPEN
Coach "Crip" grew up hunting with his dad and grandfather, and is proud to be part of a unique opportunity to share shooting sports with LN students. Crip's goal is to provide each student with a safe, positive, and fun experience that they will carry with them for many years to come. Crip is proud to be entering his ninth season with the team.
Lincoln joined the CORE Team during the 2021 Spring Season.
Leslie began her role as the team treasurer in 2017. She brings several years of experience serving as a treasurer with many other local organizations. She has been instrumental in setting our business structure and organizational direction. Leslie enjoys watching her boys compete with the team.
JEFF "KELLY" KELLINGTON
Retired with 25 + years in the United States Air Force, Coach Kelly currently holds ATA/NRA Shotgun Coaching Level 1 and NRA Range Safety Officer Certification. A 1979 graduate of Lakeville High School, he enjoys the outdoors having been introduced to shooting and hunting at the age of 11 by his father. He enjoys the opportunity to help the shooters learn, expand and widen their knowledge of shooting sports, good sportsmanship and the responsibility of safety that goes with it, while having a fun and enjoyable experience that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Jeff is in his ninth season.
Gregg’s early enjoyment of the outdoors introduced him to firearms at a young age. This shaped his career by enrolling in a 2 year Gunsmithing Program in Trinidad, CO, followed by 8 years as a Custom Gunmaker. He is an avid hunter pursuing big game across much of North America. Currently that focus is on waterfowl and upland birds in southern Canada and Upper Midwest with his two Chesapeakes. Gregg enjoys coaching the LN Panthers Trap athletes helping to develop safe, effective shooting skills to enjoy for a lifetime.
Jay is a Burnsville High School graduate and received his Law Enforcement degree while living in Rochester, MN. He was a Detention/Deputy Sheriff for Olmsted County for 7 years and is currently working as a Project Manager for a security systems integrator in Burnsville. Jay enjoys shooting, hunting, camping and dirt biking year round. Jay is very excited to be a part of the Core Team and looks forward to helping all athletes achieve everything they want out of this sport.