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Bill Kelley Retires from Navy Rifle Program After 18 Years as Head Coach

Veteran coach led Mids to 12 NCAA Championship appearances

2006-07: Albright capped off a strong junior year by winning the individual smallbore title at the NCAA Championship, becoming the first Navy shooter since 1996 to win the smallbore title ... despite winning the NCAA title, was named a second-team All-American in smallbore ...with the national title, Albright received an automatic spot on the United States National Developmental Team ... scored four of Navy's top 10 smallbore scores and two of Navy's top air rifle scores ... led the Mids with a 576.8 smallbore average and was fourth with a 581.5 air rifle average ... his smallbore season average was the fifth-best 60-shot scoring average in school history ... was the MAC Champion in smallbore (580), air rifle (590) and overall (1170) ... shot at least 580 four times in smallbore and at least 590 in air rifle twice ... his overall score of 1170 against both Alaska-Fairbanks and Akron led Navy in 2006-07, and he recorded four of the top 10 overall scores.

2005-06:Was the only Navy shooter to earn All-America accolades in both disciplines, garnering second-team honors in smallbore and honorable mention in air rifle ... was named named first-team All-MAC in both disciplines ... ranked second in the MAC in smallbore average and third in air rifle ... had a strong NCAA Tournament, leading the Mids in both disciplines (580-smallbore; 586-air rifle) ... fired a season-best 587 in smallbore against John Jay ... shot a 590 against the Coast Guard and added 589s twice in air rifle ... was under 580 just once in air rifle and just three times in smallbore.

2004-05: Albright had a strong freshman campaign, earning All-MAC accolades ... Albright competed in 12 matches during the year, including in smallbore at the NCAA Tournament, where he shot a 581 ... claimed top honors at the President's Trophy in smallbore with a career-best 588 ... tallied an 1171 (586 in sb, 585 in air) against Alaska-Fairbanks ... his 585 against the Nanooks was a career high ... was over 580 five times in smallbore ... medaled at the USA Shooting National Championships in the 50-meter prone competition ... finished third at the National Junior Olympics 50-meter three-position competition.

High School: Member of National Honor Society and Student Council in high school.

Personal: Son of Jeff and Melanie Albright ... brother, Matt, was an three-time All-American at Navy (2003-05) ... born May 14, 1985 ... majoring in mechanical engineering.


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