Coach Josahan Jaime-SantaCruz, Level 4 NTS
Coach Jos is an NTS Level 4 Coach and Archery Programs Director at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Jos has been involved in archery for over 20 years as a competitive compound archer for the state of Baja California and earning spots on the Mexican national team. She was then recruited as a member of the women's varsity archery team at Texas A&M where she was a three time All-American athlete. After receiving her bachelors degree in Sociology she managed Robin Hood Archery in Indio, CA for 8 years and coached the local JOAD program. Additionally, she became the assistant programs director for archery to the Athletic Institute of Baja California, Mexico and then the archery coaching development coordinator for the organization. She later became a member of USA Archer's Junior Dream Team coaching staff before joining the team at NEYAC.
Coach William Hewes, Level 3 NTS
William "Bill" Hewes is a NTS Level 3 Coach of the NFAA Easton Archery Center. Besides archery, Bill has experience as both an instructor in various skills and a competitor in firearms competitions. Bill became certified in Law Enforcement in 2003 and worked for the Florida Department of Corrections. While in law enforcement, Bill attended multiple seminars on mental and physical skills needed to complete his duties. In 2009, Bill became a Certified Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, which has helped him with mental skills needed when developing communication between a student and instructor.
Shortly after the opening of the Easton Newberry Sports Complex in Newberry, Florida Bill started attending JOAD sessions with his son, that were being conducted by Elite Coach Robert “Bob” Romero who was the Head Coach at Easton Newberry at that time. Bob soon asked Bill to step out on the range and assist him with the class, which evolved into Bill volunteering to assist every chance he could then to him becoming first a Basic Instructor then an Intermediate Instructor. Bill continued to volunteer assisting Bob and Robert Turner who has become the new Head Coach at Easton Newberry when Bob took on another role with the Easton Foundations. In April 2011 Bill became a Contracted Instructor for Easton Newberry. Then in May of 2011 Bill was asked by Bob to consider a full time coaching position in Yankton, South Dakota at the NFAA Easton Archery Complex. After e-mailing his resume to NFAA President Bruce Cull, a few phone calls and a trip to Yankton Bill accepted the position of Community Coach and resigned his position with Florida Department of Corrections. In 2013, Bill moved back to Florida to assist his parents. He returned to NEYAC in the fall to take on the position of managing the archery ranges, warehouse and maintenance in addition to his Assistant Coaching.
Jordan Lenards, Level 3 NTS
Coach Jordan was introduced to archery when he began shooting for the Mount Marty Lancers in college. After graduating with a degree in secondary education and English, he taught high school English for three years. During that time he coached speech and wrestling. Jordan joined the NEYAC team here in Yankton in January 2015 where obtained his level 3 NTS coach certification.
Tom Juffer, Level 2 NTS
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex offers multiple Level 1 & 2 NTS instructors. These instructors are available for individual and group lessons and archery parties. Have a scout group, local club or family outing? Call us today to schedule an archery lesson at 605-260-9282.