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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:

FREE PISTOL
1976 Winner of the Cup of USSR
1983 Spartakiada of USSR

AIR PISTOL
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.