|Title:||Head Pistol Coach|
|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
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.