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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Jordan Lenards, Level 3 NTS
Jordan Lenards is a Level 3 NTS Coach from Springfield, SD. Jordan started shooting in 2010 an an Olympic recurve shooter for the Mount Marty College archery club, but has since been shooting compound as well. After graduating in 2012, Jordan taught for three years before deciding to join the staff at the NEYAC so he could combine his passion for education and archery.
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.
Cedar Bartos, Level 3 NTS
Cedar Bartos is a Level 3 NTS Coach from Yankton, SD and competitive recurve archer. She started archery at an after school program when she was 12 years old and has been a competitive archer since she was 15. Cedar is a NFAA National Field Champion and earned a bronze medal in team rounds at USA Archery's Outdoor Target Nationals. She was recruited to Emmanuel College in Georgia under a scholarship to be a member of their collegiate archery team. Coach Cedar's specialty is Olympic recurve archery but is very familiar with compound style as many of her siblings practice both disciplines competitively. She has a passion for teaching and coaching archers of all ages and is working to develop her coaching skills to grow the sport.
Tom Juffer, Level 2 NTS
Tom Juffer has been with us at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center for many years. He has been involved in archery for most of his life and has received his certification to become a level 2 NTS instructor.
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.