Bill Holman shotgun coach Jackson Hole
Bill Holman is married to his wonderful wife Maria, who he says is his rock. Maria is a nurse here at the local hospital, and she loves to hike and bicycle here in their new home of Jackson. They have four children who mean the world to them; Dannielle, Heather, Shane, and Caroline.
Bill was born and raised in Florida and grew up working cattle, hunting, and fishing. In his younger years, his passion was bird hunting ducks, doves, and quail. In his 20’s, Bill was introduced to trap shooting which led him to a passion for slinging lead at clay birds. He became a master trap shooter with the Amateur Trap Shooting Association (ATA), as well as the president of his local trap club. Bill also found time to rear a family and run a successful landscape company, as well as coach high school lacrosse and volunteer for the school board.
Once Bill’s children where grown, his wife Maria encouraged him to go back to school. He decided he would follow in her footsteps and go into the medical field. At the ripe young age of 50, Bill entered his community collage and became a registered nurse, where he found a new passion; taking care of others. As much as bill loves his new career, along with it came new stresses, so, looking for a way to release some of this stress, Bill went back to shooting sports and was introduced to the rapidly growing hobby of sporting clays https://nsca.nssa-nsca.org/what-is-sporting-clays-2/ .
Of all of the shotgun sports, sporting clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting. For the last 5 years Bill has been shooting an average of 1000 targets a month.
Since moving to Wyoming, he traveled to the state championships in Cody in july 2018 and took the title of the 2018 State Champion for 5 Stand and tied for second in his class in the 200-bird main event.
At JHSE we are fortunate to use the local Gun Club’s 5-stand and trap range, and Bill looks forward to sharing his passion for these sports with you.
PRESS RELEASE 7-27-18
Breaking Clays News
Jackson resident Bill Holman won 1st Place in the Wyoming State 5 Stand Championships in Cody, Wyoming on July 22, 2018. He also tied for 2nd place in his classification in Sporting Clays.
Holman recently moved to Wyoming along with his wife Maria. Maria recently accepted a position at St John’s Hospital leading the infectious disease department. Bill, also a nurse, is taking a hiatus from nursing, and is pursuing his shotgun sports passion as the Lead Instructor for the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience’s clays program.
“I get to help people enjoy the sport I love and get way better at it” said Holman, “what could be a better job?” Bill teaches not only the signature entertainment shooting experiences, he also provides skills development classes to novice, intermediate and advanced shotgun shooters. Shooting Experience owner Shepard Humphries says he is thrilled to work with Holman. “The man is a real expert, and better yet, he is calm, fun and a pleasure to spend time learning from” said Humphries.
Holman was born and raised in Florida and grew up working cattle, hunting, and fishing. In his younger years, his passion was bird hunting ducks, doves, and quail. In his 20’s, Bill was introduced to trap shooting which led him to a passion for slinging lead at clay birds. Holman became a master trap shooter with the Amateur Trap Shooting Association (ATA), as well as the president of his local trap club.
In Jackson, Bill enjoys shooting clays at the Jackson Hole Gun Club. He has become an appreciated volunteer at the club, assisting with trap machine maintenance and other duties. “There are some great shooters locally, a really nice group of folks,” said Holman. Holman recently tasted some long range shooting with his teammates in the Nomad Rifleman division of the JH Shooting Experience, setting his new personal record for distance. Still, his passion remains with shotgun shooting.
Holman plans to return to nursing, however is first focusing on working with his growing network of students and friends to diminish the population of bright orange biodegradable clay targets.