Friday, October 15, 2021

USA Shooting Mourns the Loss of Legendary Coach Lloyd F. Woodhouse

Lloyd F. Woodhouse (Norfolk, Virginia), 86, the long-time USA Shooting shotgun coach, who retired from the USA Shooting Team in 2008, passed away peacefully in his home on October 1st in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Throughout his 23-year career as coach of the U.S. National Shotgun Team, Coach Woodhouse impacted thousands of people--athletes and coaches alike. Coaching six Olympic teams, six Pan American teams, six World Championship teams, numerous World Cups, and several Championships of the America’s, the USA Shooting Shotgun Team medaled over 428 times in the disciplines of trap, double trap and skeet.

His achievements earned him recognition from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and he was named Coach of the Year in 2003; the only shooting coach in the history of USA Shooting to receive that honor. Woodhouse is also the most recent USA Shooting Hall of Fame inductee, unanimously nominated in June 2020.

Coach Woodhouse will always be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his athletes, as well as his greetings with a hug and “hey babe” to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

“Lloyd is, and will always be, a legend in the shooting community, and we are deeply saddened that the sport lost such a luminary. His legacy is intertwined with the track record of success our shotgun team still enjoys today,” said Matt Suggs, USA Shooting CEO. “Lloyd had immense passion and love for his athletes, many of whom went on to become World and Olympic Champions. As we fondly remember his innumerable contributions to our sport and USA Shooting, we must also thank the Woodhouse family for generously sharing his love and life with us.”

The Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date by the family who can be reached by contacting Lloyd’s daughter, Debbie at