Hammond has extensive experience as an international competitor. He was the world junior prone champion in 1998, and has competed as a member of the Great Britain and Scottish national teams at world, European and Commonwealth championships. He shot for WVU from 2002-03 while working on his master's degree.
"We're very pleased that Jon is coming on board as our full-time rifle coach," says Pastilong. "As a WVU graduate, he has first-hand knowledge of the success and tradition of our rifle program."
A 2002 graduate of the University of Leeds with a bachelor's degree in geography, he earned a master's degree in sport management from WVU in 2004. Hammond is a native of Aberdeen, Scotland.