INSTITUTION: USciences - University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
NAME: Dr. Pete Dalidowicz
Dr. Pete “PISTOL” Dalidowicz helped lead the Devils to two NRA National Air Rifle Championships, 2 MAC Smallbore, 2 MAC Air Rifle Championships and the first double championship in school history. He graduated as the school’s all-time points leader (96,000 points in three years) and held 14 scoring records while collecting 17 collegiate rifle records. Pete continued his shooting ways while at PCPS and beyond by attending the United States National Rifle Championships in Camp Perry Ohio for 13 yrs (1988- 2001) with his best finish being a 2nd place in the Sharpshooter Division. After college, Pete attended The Ohio State University where he obtained a PhD in organic chemistry. In 1995, he moved back to New Jersey to work for National Starch and Chemical Co. as a senior scientist and was named the assistant coach for the rifle team. Pete spent the next 15yrs honing his coaching skills under the tutelage of the 35yr veteran Coach Paul Klimitas. Following the promotion of Paul Klimitas to Athletic Director in 2011, Pete assumed the role of head rifle coach. During his 5yrs years at the helm, Pete has guided the team to 7 MAC Conference Championship victories.
As the Assistant Coach, Pete helped grow the MAC Rifle Conference and increase its national exposure by assisting with the development and now running the MAC Rifle Conference website (www.mac-rifle.org) as its Statistical Secretary. The website has become the model and envy of the shooting community with in depth shooter statistics and weekly statistical reports detailing current team match results. Pete was recognized in 2008 for his exemplary service to the MAC and the sport of rifle shooting when he received the prestigious Robert Ketzner Service Award.
A native of Greenfield, Indiana, Pete currently works as a Senior Scientist for the world’s largest adhesives company, Henkel Adhesives. He resides in NJ with his dog and USciences team mascot, Luna - a 110lb Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Dr Dalidowicz was recently inducted into the USciences Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.