About Kevin Kilty

Dedicated to Developing the Shooting Sport

through sharing coaching expertise and technical knowledge
Kevin Kilty has been involved in clay target coaching since 2005. During this time he worked as a volunteer for the Irish Clay Target Shooting Association in the role of performance director. Here he brought a new philosophy and approach to high performance coaching and led a small team of talented shooters to early medal success at both World Championship and World Cup level.

Kevin holds the ISSF Academy Coaches A-licence - the highest coaching license issued by the ISSF - and is also recognised as a coach tutor by Coaching Ireland, the national coaching accreditation authority of Ireland.

Kevin has participated as a coach and team leader for both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games.

In 2008, Kevin was appointed as the Head Clay Target Tutor of the ISSF Academy, the training and development arm of the International Shooting Sport Federation. In this role he works in the development and delivery of coach education to the member federations of the ISSF.

As an author and educator, he is a regular contributor on coaching matters and is one of the authors of the ISSF Academy’s highly respected series of coaching courses.

Kevin was subsequently appointed by the ISSF as the first chairman of the ISSF Coach Advisory Committee where he represents coaches’ interests and promotes the development of coaching activities. He has been the ISSF’s representative to the Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) Sports Development and Education Group where he represented the ISSF in the area of sport development and coach education.

In December 2014, Kevin's extensive commitment was further acknowledged by the shooting community when he was elected to the Executive Committee of the ISSF where he focuses on the worldwide development of the shooting sports and the continued development of the ISSF Academy.

As a sports administrator, he has served as an executive committee member of the National Olympic Committee of Ireland and was appointed as the Chef de Mission for Irish Olympic Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic games where Ireland won two Olympic silver medals.

In December 2018, Kevin was elected as an ISSF Vice-President and continues to dedicate himself with an extensive commitment to volunteer work, devoting the majority of his time to helping the ISSF to develop shooting as a global Olympic sport.