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USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach
USA Level 3 NTS Coach Trainer
JDT Coach
USCA Judge, RDT Coach

Began shooting at Occidental College, starting a life-long love of the sport. Shot Olympic recurve for most of his shooting career, but competed with compound in his later years. Shot at local and state levels with multiple podium finishes, and achieved top ten national placements with both recurve and compound at Senior Olympic events. Was Head Coach at the Easton Archery Center of Excellence in Yankton, SD, for two years.
Coach Eric has been instructing and coaching almost 15 years, reaching Level 3 Coach in 2009 and Level 4 NTS Coach in 2011. He has coached all styles and has had students with medal performances in all three disciplines, including both national and international competitions.
He has a BS in Geochemistry from Occidental and a Graduate Gemologist certification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Eric worked 30 years in the jewelry industry as a gemologist and teacher.



USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach
-Competitive archer for past 8 years
-2013 IFAA Indoor World Champion

Started as a Traditional Archer holding titles in NFAA longbow in State and National tournaments.
Switched to Olympic Recurve since 2014. Mentored and trained by Coach Eric Tollefson and Coach Kisik Lee in the National Training System (NTS).



USA Archery Level 4-NTS Coach
- Coach, Pasadena Roving Archers JOAD program
- PhD in Electrical Engineering,
PRINCIPAL Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In 2012, Aaron Kiely accompanied his wife and two sons to the local archery range so that his kids could take an introductory archery lesson. He didn’t expect to be cajoled into trying out the sport himself on that day, nor did he realize just how involved he would become with archery in the years that followed.
Coach Aaron has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and works as a Principal Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Kiely’s engineering background has given him an appreciation for some of the more technical aspects of the sport and his analysis has been published in Archery Focus magazine. As an accomplished and well-respected engineer, he has also written software which is currently being used by the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Coach Aaron enjoys seeing the success of his students and loves to continue his quest to learn more from his fellow coaches. Along with Coach Eric Tollefson, he has helped produce a 2018 National Indoor champion in Cub division and has 3 current JDT (Team USA, Junior Dream Team) members under his care at Joy Lee Archery Academy, Los Angeles.

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