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     Chris Gardner
    Chris Gardner

    Position:
    Volunteer Assistant Coach

    Alma Mater:
    NC State '99


    A familiar face to the rifle team, Chris Gardner enters his seventh year as the assistant coach for the NC State rifle program. Gardner began shooting at the age of eight when he joined the junior rifle club in Asheville, N.C. He then shot for four years and served as captain of his high school's JROTC rifle team before joining the Wolfpack as a freshman in 1994. After redshirting his first year, Gardner lettered the next four seasons, spending two as team captain. After obtaining his bachelor of science degree from the College of Management in 1999, Gardner began IT work in the area. He also continued his association with shooting by keeping active in various local marksmanship events. Gardner is an NRA appointed coach and a lifetime NRA member. In addition to his credentials as a shooter, he continues to add coaching certifications in order to help the team achieve its goals. Away from coaching, Gardner is an IT and project management consultant for various firms in the Research Triangle Park.

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