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Igor Zolotarev
Igor Zolotarev
Title: Head Pistol Coach
Phone: 516-773-5284
Email: ibz2@yahoo.com
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
College: Moscow State '84 / National Central Institute of Physical Culture
Major: B.A. - Journalism / M.A. - Physical Education

A current resident of Port Washington, N.Y., Igor Zolotarev is entering his eighth year with the Mariners as head coach of the pistol team.

Zoloterev brings a wealth of experience to USMMA, acting as the Assistant National Coach for the USA Olympic Team since 2004, the head coach of the Sports Club “Louch” in Moscow from 1976-1989, the Coach of the Moscow Pistol Team for air and free pistol, 1979-1983 and the head coach of the Moscow Junior Team from 1983-1987.

He also acts as consulting coach for Olympic Champions: A. Melentiev, B. Kokorev, M. Nestruev and World Champions: S. Pyzhianov, V. Isakov and A. Danilov.

In his shooting career, Zolotarev has earned many honors including:

1976 Winner of the Cup of USSR
1983 Spartakiada of USSR

1978 Grand Prize of Europe
1981 National Air Gun Competition, USSR
1993 Champion of California

2006 - Two Gold medals at the USA Championship, senior category
1997-99 - Six Gold medals at Empire State Games, in air and free pistol

Champion of International Competitions in Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungary and Germany
Champion of the USSR, 1975-77, ’79, ’81 in air, free and standard pistol;

Zolotarev graduated from Moscow State University with a B.A. in journalism and earned his masters in physical education with a major in shooting sports from the National Central Institute of Physical Culture in Moscow.