INSTITUTION: SUNY PLATTSBURGH
NAME: Peter Visconti
Peter C. Visconti,Esq, a former collegiate shooter, was named the head coach of the Plattsburgh State Marksmanship Club in January 2017. Visconti and his daughter Betsy started working on the clubís formation in 2014.
Visconti brings both shooting and coaching experience with him as he prepares to enter his first full season with the Cardinals. A graduate of St. Johns University and Law School, Visconti was a member of four of St Johnís NCAA championship invitations from 84-87 and a member of four MAC championship teams, and earned individual all-conference honors. Visconti began his shooting career for NHP Memorial HS (alongside Yale Coach Tom Lacalamita) where he still holds the prone average record. Visconti shot with Lacalamita and Tom White, SUNY Maritime Coach, and was coached by John Jay Coach, Vince Maiorino while at St. Johns.
Visconti has participated in several Empire State Games, earning several medals, while also representing the New York State Marksmanship Team at the 1985 National Championships at Camp Perry, Viscontiís junior team (under the direction of Coach Bill Wolfe), took first place in the Nation in both the Iron and Any Sight Class. He has also earned several NYS Shooting Festival medals.
Visconti has previously coached at both the HS and College level, serving as an assistant coach at NHP for 4 years from 1983-1987, then as Head Coach at East Meadow from 1987-1990. Going undefeated in league competition during those seven years. From 1990-1991 he served as Head Rifle and Pistol Coach for the USMMA, Kings Point. He has served at the Junior Shooting Coach for the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club Jr. Rough Riders since 2010. He also served on the staff for the BSAís National Camping Schoolís shooting sports division from 1988-1990.
Visconti, is also the Director of the National Rifle League. This league is one of the largest smallbore leagues in the Country. The league has increased from 6 teams (when he took over in 2012) to 38 teams from across the Nation in 2017.
Visconti earned a degree in business administration from St. Johns University and a law degree from St. Johns School of Law in 1990. He is admitted to practice law in the state of NY but currently serves as a law enforcement officer for the Department of Homeland Security.He competes out of the Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club along with his wife, Karen, and daughters Amy & Holly. His son, Andrew, shoot for USciences during the 2016/17 school year and currently shoots for Wofford.