Ben Loveless is inducted in the HOF for his unparalleled service to youth shooting.
An aerospace engineer and shooter since 1999, Ben’s first coaching role was at Big Springs, followed by stints at Cascade High School and ultimately at Coffee County High, his alma mater, where he coached for 12 years. While his shooters had great success as a team, it was perhaps more noteworthy how many of his Coffee County shooters won major championships in Tennessee and beyond. He had two consecutive Tennessee handicap champions (Michaela Prater and Derek Anderson), a state lady champ (Taylor Keele), and three state junior champs (Nicholas Nadeau, Derek Anderson and John Zeigler). In addition, Nadeau was North American Singles Runner-up and eventual national junior champion.
Due to health issues Ben finally had to retire from coaching in 2015. He has totaled 58,650 registered targets his career, which was truly sacrificed in large part as a coach.