All of our coach staff are certified by USA Archery to provide safe, accurate instruction and coaching. We emphasize building upon fundamentals and encourage lifelong learning in the sport of Archery. No matter your amount of experience, our coaches will provide tailored guidance to suit your skill level.
Coach Byron Burkhardt is the Head Coach and owner of Trident Archery, LLC, and is a USA Archery Certified Level 4 NTS Coach and member of the National Field Archery Association.
Since 2012, Coach Byron has volunteered as the Head Coach and Chairperson for the South Bay Archery Club's Junior Olympic Archery Development and USA Archery Adult Programs on Saturday Mornings. Along with the great staff at SBAC Coach Byron has instructed and coached hundreds of students who have come through the program. Through his dedicated coaching, Coach Byron has produced two national champions with both archers placed on the Jr. US Archery Team, and has multiple archers medal at the National Level while achieving high National Rankings.
In addition to his full-time position at UCLA and rigorous coaching schedule, Coach Byron does find time to compete in Olympic Recurve, and in addition to competing in the prestigious Vegas Shoot finished 9th in the State Indoor Championships Masters' Division, and finished 37th in the USA Archery National Indoor Championships for 2017.
Coach Byron was also the silver medalist in the Masters Recurve Division for both the 2017 U.S. Masters Games and the 2017 California Games.
Coach Byron served 10 years(1985-1995) as a Navy Hospital Corpsman(HM2 SW) serving with both the Marines, on board the USS Ranger for 22 months, as well as various other duty stations.
Coach Byron is a graduate of El Camino College, and is also a Cum Laude Graduate of California State University Dominguez Hills with a BA in American Studies/Minor in Labor Studies with honors in the Major. In addition Coach Byron is a lifetime member of the Fraternal Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and has been on staff at the UCLA Clinical Laboratories Department of Microbiology for the past 25 years as a Hospital Laboratory Technician III serving as the Safety and Instrumentation Officer.
Eric Hans Eric Hans is a USA Archery Level 3 Coach specializing in Olympic Recurve and Barebow Archery. Eric will focus his coaching effort on each individual archer's needs. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or performance level archer Eric will tailor your training to get results . With a focus on safety and proper form, Eric will coach each archer with techniques derived from USA Archery National Training System Method and Korean Archery techniques.
Hawk Granville- Hawk is a USA Archery Certified Level II Instructor. Loves his archery, cats, and his family.