Assistant coach Donna Knisley brings 17 years of active competitive and teaching experience to the team. She earned a B.S. in Health and Physical Education at Milligan College in 1984.
Knisley is a recent retiree from the College of Medicine and is planning to devote her services full time to the pistol team. She also rings the Orton Hall Chimes for most of the special occasions on campus which has included the spring graduation on the oval.
She has taught rifle and pistol marksmanship in numerous clinics and camps from elementary through adult levels. In her first year of formal college coaching, she was instrumental in helping Ohio State capture the 2000 National Collegiate Championships. Her own record of competitive achievements speaks well for her with many accomplishments in rifle as well as winning the 1993 State of Ohio championship in air pistol. She became certified as an NRA Advanced Pistol Coach in 1999.
Knisley's specialty is instilling good fundamental skills in new shooters and developing effective mental attitudes for maximum performance.