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    Scott Moniot

    Athletics

    Head Shooting Sports Coach

    Scott Moniot Athletics

    Head Shooting Sports Coach

    Scott Moniot was officially announced as Concordia's head coach for shooting sports on June 27, 2018. The 2018-19 academic year will be his first leading the program.

    As someone with a background in youth ministry, Moniot has long been passionate about positively impacting the lives of young people. Most recently, Moniot spent two years as the head coach for the shooting sports program at Simpson College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Indianola, Iowa. Originally from Michigan, Moniot made an immediate impact with the Storm to a Division IV International Trap national title at the 2017 Association of College Unions International Championships in San Antonio, Texas. At that same event, Simpson finished second in the Division IV High Over All (HOA) and team member Tom Miller won the individual Division IV B Class ACUI trap national championship.

    Moniot has tutored several other standout individuals in his short time at Simpson. Maddy Bernau shot her way onto Team USA Shooting’s National Junior Team. A total of six of Moniot’s Storm shooters have qualified for the Junior Olympics. Additionally, Moniot’s student-athletes have excelled at high levels in the classroom.

    Prior to joining the staff at Simpson, Moniot worked as the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s National Director of Development as an employee of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF). The SSSF is a not-for-profit organization and is a national leader in the youth shooting sports program. Their mission is to enhance the growth and personal development of student-athletes throughout the nation via shooting sports.

    A Vennard College (Iowa) alum, Moniot brings many other qualifications. He has served as a coach and administrator for SCTP Junior Olympic Development Camps at the Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and as a National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) shotgun instructor and is certified as a level 3 advanced shotgun coach. He is a member of USA Shooting with more than eight years of experience in starting, developing and multiplying shooting sports programs from grade school through college.

    Heavily involved in the communities in which he has lived, Moniot has spent more than 25 years combined in roles as a Christian education director, a children’s church coordinator, teacher and pastor. He has also volunteered his services as a fireman and as a little league and youth coach for various sports.

    Scott and his wife Donna have three children: Stephanie, Jaci and Clay. Moniot graduated from Vennard with degrees in youth and camp ministry and theology.

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    Dr. Joel Helmer

    Athletics, Department of History, Geography, and Criminal Justice

    Professor of Geography, Social Sciences Department Chair, Assistant Shooting Sports Coach

    Dr. Joel Helmer Athletics, Department of History, Geography, and Criminal Justice

    Professor of Geography, Social Sciences Department Chair, Assistant Shooting Sports Coach

    Joel began his career at Concordia in 2007 as an assistant professor of geography and advanced in rank to full professor in 2012.  Prior to coming to Concordia, he served as a visiting assistant professor of geography at Oklahoma State University and was the Project Coordinator for the Rural Alliance for Improving Science Education (RAISE).  Helmer is a member of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), Gamma Theta Upsilon, and the National Geographic Society.

    In addition to teaching, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, reading, and travel. During the 2014-15 through 2017-18 academic years, Helmer also served as the Coach of Concordia’s Trap & Skeet Team. He will remain on the coaching staff as an assistant in 2018-19.

    He and his wife Holly reside in Seward with their three children; Will, Harrison, and Hannah.

    Education

    Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
    M.A. Geography, University of Akron
    B.S. Education, Concordia University

    Courses Taught:

      • Introduction to Human Geography
      • World Regional Geography
      • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
      • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
      • Environmental Science
      • Urban Geography
      • Geography of North America
      • Physical Geography and Geology
      • Geography of Asia
      • Resource Management in the National Parks
      • Geography of Sports and Outdoor Recreation
      • Introduction to GPS
      • Concepts of Environmental Health

    Publications and Presentations:

    “Drones: An Emerging Technology,” 2015, Tec21 Workshop, Concordia University, Seward, NE.

    “Exurban Development Associated with a National Wildlife Refuge - Implications for Deer Hunting and Management,” Matthew D. Ross, Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), Marrett Grund - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Larry Williams - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Levi Shinn, Joel W. Helmer - Concordia University, Anne Sittauer - Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, 2013, Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting, Greenville, SC.

    “Student-Centered Learning via Cloud Computing,” 2013, Technology EDGE Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

    Helmer, Joel W. and Levi Shinn. “Mapping Nebraska’s Record Book Bucks,” NEBRASKAland, August/September, 2012, vol. 90, no. 7, pgs. 34-37.

    “Creating Virtual Tours in Google Earth,” 2012, Technology EDGE Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

    Helmer, Joel W. and Nick Bloch. “Teaching Geography in the Blogosphere,” The Geography Teacher, 2010, vol. 7, no. 2, pgs. 73-76.

    "Screen Time Nation: And the Need for Fieldwork in Geography," 2009, Geography General Seminar, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

    “Integrating Service-Learning into a Geography Field Course at Concordia University, Nebraska,” Amanda Broberg, Nick Bloch, Kraig Hein, Jacob Lias, Joel W. Helmer, 2009, National Council for Geographic Education, Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    “Integrating Agricultural Science into Middle School, High School, and Alternative School Science Curriculums,” Justin Moss and Joel W. Helmer, 2007, International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), New Orleans, LA.

    “Integrating GISci Technology into the K-12 Curriculum through Community-based Projects,” Joel W. Helmer and Thomas A. Wikle, 2007, Geography in the Americas: Collaboration on Research and Education, La Serena, Chile.

    “Walk Right In: The Origin and Diffusion of State Funded Private Land Access Programs in the United States,” 2007, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

    ASSISTANT SHOOTING SPORTS Coach

    Joel is a National Rifle Association certified Shotgun Level I coach.

    He enjoys hunting, fishing, the shotgun sports, camping, and traveling.  Helmer is an official scorer for the Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young Clubs, a Seward County Izaak Walton League board member, and a freelance outdoor writer. He is also the advisor for the Concordia Outdoor Club, a student organization.