Carson City Hot Shots

Youth Trap Shooting Acadamy of Capitol City Gun Club

Capitol City Gun Club

Background checks on all coaches are conducted by the Nevada System of Higher Education Cooperative Extension as part of the 4-H volunteer coach program.

Jay Yankoskie - Team Administrator & Head Coach Sporting Clays and Skeet:  Jay is a Nevada State Certified School Teacher and has been working with kids for over 30 years. Jay is an NRA Level 1 certified coach & 4-H state youth shooting sports instructor and has been volunteering with the Hot Shots since 2014. Interested persons can call Jay at 775-450-6968 or email at cchotshots@gmail.com

Greg Wright - Head Coach - Greg is a co-founder of the YSSA club, and is a life member of the Capitol City Gun Club.  He has been volunteering in youth shooting sports for over 10 years.  Greg is a Level 1 NRA Coach and Instructor, a certified level 1 National Sporting Clay Association instructor and is a 4-H nationally certified instructor.  

Dan Gragert - Dan has been an NRA certified instructor in shotgun, rifle, pistol, home defense and home safety since 1999. Dan is a life member of the Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club in Cupertino, Ca where he was the Training Chairman/Head Instructor for 12 years, as well as the Range Safety Officer and Trap Safety Captain.  A retired Engineer, Dan moved to Carson City in 2013 and joined the Capitol City Gun Club in 2014.  Dan has been coaching with the Hot Shots since 2014.

Pepper Freyman - Pepper is an NRA Level 1 Certified Coach and has been volunteering with the Hot Shots since 2013. Pepper established the Depoali Middle School trap team and has lived in Washoe Valley for over 12 years.

Jay Yankoskie - Jay is a Nevada State Certified School Teacher and has been working with kids for over 29 years. Jay is an NRA Level 1 certified coach & 4-H state youth shooting sports instructor and has been volunteering with the Hot Shots since 2014.

David Smith - David has worked within the Nevada Department of Public Safety for over 20 years and is a 4-H state youth shooting sports instructor.  David has been volunteering with the club since 2015.


Coaches & Volunteers

Head Coach Greg Wright (left) with Coach Jay Yankoskie (center) and Coach Pepper Freyman (right)