Coach’s Corner

Coach Larry Brown was first introduced to archery by his father who was a bow maker.  Larry got one lesson from his father and was hooked.  In the late 1970’s Larry began to seriously pursue archery and to compete on local and national levels.  His commitment took vision, courage, personal fortitude and discipline.  Larry was one of a handful of African-Americans competing nationally in the often closed world of Olympic Tournament Archery. Coach Brown holds many tournament titles and continues to compete in local and national tournaments.

For the past eight years Coach Brown has been teaching archery at 12 different elementary, middle and high schools in New York City.  From 2002-2004 Brown was the head coach for the Columbia University Women’s Archery Program.   He left Columbia determined to pursue his dream of promoting archery with inner city and African American and Latino youth.   As Coach Brown’s students advanced, it became evident to him that they needed to be exposed to a higher level of archery competition.  In 2008 Coach began Center Shot Archers as a home for young archers to meet and grow, to develop their skills and to become world-class competitors.  There are ten Center Shot Archers.  For more information see Center Shot Archers Then and Now…

Coach Brown has taught his Center Shot Archers to be disciplined, committed, confident and physically strong.  He stresses the importance of academic success, hard work, pride and team spirit.   Coach has prepared his archers well.  They are winning tournaments and making him proud.

Coach Brown’s Archery Bio

Coach Brown’s Archery Bio

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One Response to Coach’s Corner

  1. boneyt57 says:

    People like mr.brown are teachers/coaches.Changing their world by changing and becoming something greater than themselves, so I say bravo to those that have a mindset to give to the youth of today. Teach them the responsibility of archery! After all it is just a sport, so let’s not reinvent the wheel one on this one. Teachers teach,Coaches coach; what they have in common is inspiering our youths our kids for a grander tomorro.Teach them responsibility and accountability; coach them in its disciplies. Who really knows? Somebody’s got to to win at the olympics.

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