Justin Broughton
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    Justin Broughton

    Last College:
    US Air Force Academy

    Position:
    Head Coach

    Head coach Justin Broughton is entering his ninth season as head coach of the Academy rifle team. In October 2005, Broughton became the first-ever civilian head coach of the rifle team. From 2005 and on, the Falcon rifle team will have long-term continuity having a civil service head coach and military assistant. In his previous seven seasons, the team record was 77-136 with two top 10 end of season combined team scores (air rifle and smallbore): 1999 (9th) and 2000 (7th). During this time the Falcons have been represented at the NCAA Championships in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004. Coach Broughton has had the privilege of coaching two athletes to the U.S. Olympic Trials and a two time All-American. A 1994 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Broughton was a four-year letter winner, team captain, 1994 honorable mention All-American in air rifle and a member of the Falcons' NCAA Championships 1993 third place and 1994 fourth-place teams. Upon graduation from the Academy, he moved to Vandenberg AFB, Calif., for training and then on to Minot, N.D., as a Minuteman III ICBM crew member. While in Minot, he upgraded to instructor and evaluator for the 91st Space Wing. Just prior to returning to USAFA, he had the honor of representing Minot as a crew commander at Air Force Space Command's space and missile competition, Guardian Challenge. Since, 1994, he has been a member of the Air Force International Rifle Team and still competes at the local and national level. In addition to coaching, he teaches cadets from across the wing in physical education classes (racquetball, unarmed combat, softball and SCUBA diving). Coach Broughton brings current Air Force experience to the team and Academy as a major in the Air Force Reserves. Major Broughton is part of the 310th Space Group, Schriever AFB, Colo. Originally, from San Antonio, Texas, he now lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Christina, and their son, John.

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