Henry W Schacht
USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach
Agincourt Archery Instructor Team – Founder and Instructor
Michiana Archery - Owner
University of Notre Dame Archery - Coach
Henry W. Schacht has taught archery for over 30 years. He has a particular love of introducing the sport to people of all ages Henry has a passion for training instructors at all levels, sharing his passion for teaching and mentoring of new archery instructors. His passion for the sport led him to create Agincourt Archery which quickly grew from one instructor to a team of dedicated individuals. Being part of the team allows instructors to gain experience and share their knowledge with others. Agincourt is able to accommodate large groups and have an enormous impact on the sport. The Agincourt team’s reputation grew and has been in high demand from Scout groups and community events to private lessons ever since. The group now numbers nearly 20 instructors and is one of the largest instructor groups in the United States.
Agincourt went from being an informal group to an incorporated business in 2013 as the group took on more events and started to provide equipment for students. In 2016, Henry purchased Michiana Archery to provide a home for the growing archery team and to take the business in a new, more sustainable direction – pairing the strengths of both Agincourt and Michiana Archery.
Rather than a shop focused solely on one aspect of archery, Henry and the team envisioned a venue for those interested in any and all aspects of archery. The idea was to have a home for everyone interested in archery. Recreational and competition shooters, hunters and bowfishing enthusiasts, traditional shooters and Olympic recurve archers are all welcome and served at the NEW Michiana Archery. With a 20 yard range as the centerpiece, Henry and his team offer everything from beginner lessons to pro level tuning and service. Henry has been instrumental in building an expert staff to provide customer-focused solutions in a positive, family friendly atmosphere.
Being new to the archery industry, Henry avoided preconceived notions about how an archery shop should be run. Old models were thrown out. With the help of a dedicated group of passionate archery professionals, Michiana Archery has been reborn as the most well-rounded archery shooting facility and pro shop in the region. With this new platform, Henry has been instrumental in bringing USA Archery programs and instructor training to the area. He has also initiated the effort to bring collegiate archery to the University of Notre Dame.
Henry’s experience outside the archery industry has been key to saving Michiana Archery and transforming it. He has been a financial analyst and investment manager for nearly 25 years. He is the owner of Devotion Capital Management (formerly Schacht Value Investors), which manages investment accounts for individuals and institutions. Mr. Schacht holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he earned concentrations in finance, accounting, and economics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, a Member of the CFA Institute and the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Finance and Business Economics and a minor in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.
Henry is a Life Member of USA Archery (USAA) and the National Field Archery Association.
He is married to Lindsey and they have 2 children – Aidan and Reagan.
Agincourt Archer Instructor Level 1
Bill is fairly new to the archery world. He used to shoot archery with his fibreglass recurve at the young age of 13. It would be some 30 years before archery became a big part of his life. Back in 2014 He became a USAA certified archery instructor and joined Agincourt Archery's instructor group. He started working for Michiana Archery in March of 2016 instructing new archers and offering service and advice to the retail customers. Teaching archery to clients of all ages is something he enjoys on a daily basis! He also loves to hunt and has recently started target shooting and hopes to compete in the near future. His current archery equipment consists of the GenesisX compound bow. He says it helps keep him honest with his form and technique. For hunting season, he's shooting the Hoyt Carbon Defiant Turbo with Easton Carbon Injexion arrows and Big Nasty broadheads. His target bow is the Hoyt Podium X Elite 40 and shoots the Easton Fat Boy arrows. Bill makes sure that all archers that walk through our doors feel welcomed and is ready to assist with everyone's archery needs.
USA Archery Certified Instructor - Level 2
Ron has an extensive background in almost all areas of archery. He has shot, hunted, and competed with a compound bow for 27 years. His favorite is the Olympic Recurve, saying “I want to be as well rounded as I can be in the sport of archery." He loves teaching archery and wants to be able to give guidance to anyone that walks through the door. He has begun shooting Olympic style Recurve and will soon be able to teach it, which would make him the only person in the area shooting that style. Soon, if anyone wants to learn olympic style recurve- Michiana Archery will have a guy for you!
Ron was taught by his father at age 11 to get ready for deer hunting. He shot his first competition at age 14. After a break from competition with just hunting seasons and back yard shooting, Ron began to compete again at age 25. At age 30 he entered the IBO World's in New York. As a single parent, Ron enjoys playing golf with his son and shooting in local tournaments of all kinds, up to the state level. About a year ago Ron earned his level 1 Archery Instructor Certificate and recently became our shop’s latest Level 2 instructor!
Michiana Archery's Repair Specialist
USA Archery Certified Instructor Level 1
44 Years Shooting
Pro since 1985
2011 USA National Target Championship Compound Master 50+
2010 NFAA Indoor National Senior Pro FS Champion, Louisville, KY
2009 Lancaster Open Champion – Masters Division
1999 NFAA Outdoor National Pro FS Champion, Watkins Glen, NY
Four-time NFAA Pro Point Champion 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2013 (Senior Pro Division)
Thirteen-time NFAA Great Lakes Sectional Champion
Fifty-five time Michigan State Champion
1989 Las Vegas Champion-Open Division
Second person in history to shoot a perfect 560 Hunter round at the NFAA Outdoor Nationals (2002)
Seventeen top five finishes at the NFAA National Championships
Including two firsts, one second and seven third place finishes
359 National Target Championship 30 Meters (2011)
352 National Target Championship 60 Meters (2011)
600 w/119X NFAA Indoor National Senior Pro FS (tied record) 2010
Twelve Michigan State Records, which includes every outdoor record
He is also very active on the local level, holding a board position at Izaak Walton League, South Bend, IN
Host and tournament director for the Holiday 450 tournament held in South Bend the last 25 years,
Tournament director the past three years for the Outdoor Great Lakes Sectional and
President of the Michiana Field Archery League.