Scholastic 3-D Archery continues to exhibit substantial growth across the country and has recently named William “Pete” Slusser as the new Pennsylvania State Coordinator. As the State Coordinator, Pete will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Pennsylvania, including tournaments, training new coaches and dividing the state into regions that will allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues as close as possible to their home location. Pete will also recruit and hire Regional Coordinators to oversee and manage these individual regions.
William “Pete” Slusser is a current coach with Reading Archery Club and has been a member of several archery committees for local clubs including presently representing Cushion Peak Rod & Gun Club. He is a staff shooter for Prime Archery, Swatara Creek Outfitters, Vapor Trail Archery and Stokerized Stabilizers. Pete was born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. His parents, William and Ruth, raised him along with three other siblings, Jim, Gwen and Jen. He grew up in the Denver area and graduated from Cocalico High School. After High School, he spent the next eight years in the US Marine Corps, where he lived in several different states and visited many countries including living in Okinawa, Japan for a year. After the service, he moved back to Pennsylvania and met his wife, Lucie, and started a family eventually culminating with the birth of their daughter Alivia.
Whether it is fishing or hunting, Pete loves the outdoors. His father was a huge sportsman, and he is following in his father’s footsteps, developing his own passion for archery hunting. Pete is looking to carry-on the family tradition with his daughter, Alivia, who shot her first archery buck at the age of eleven in 2020 and followed it up with her second archery buck in 2021. Bob Lauffer, Head Coach for Reading Archery Club introduced Pete to S3DA and approached him about hosting a state tournament at Cushion Peak Rod & Gun Club. He accepted and after the first year being involved with S3DA, Pete asked his daughter, Alivia, if she wanted to start shooting and when she told him yes, he became a coach. Pete said, “With being in the “Archery Family” as we call it, I have met a ton of shooters and clubs over the years. It is my goal to help grow the S3DA organization in the state of Pennsylvania and to get our youth involved in this awesome sport.”