Pat (Spurgin) Pitney

Hall of Fame

Date of birth:



Billings, Montana

Olympic Experience:

  • 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist - 10M Air Rifle


Spurgin began shooting at the age of nine at the Yellowstone Junior Rifle Club in Billings, Montana. Spurgin earned an undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Murray State University (Kentucky).

Spurgin has volunteered as an assistant coach for the Alaska Nanooks at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for almost two decades. Pat’s husband, Randy, coached the team until 2001.

The Alaska Nanooks have won the NCAA Rifle Championship 10 times since 1994. Pat and Randy have three adult children.

Pat has worked at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks for 22 years and is the Vice Chancellor for Administration.

Competition Highlights:

  • 1984 NCAA National Champion - 10M Air Rifle
  • 1985 NCAA National Champion - Smallbore Rifle
  • Eight-time First Team All-American - 10M Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle
  • Murray State Rifle Team Alumni - Two National Championship Team Titles
  • 1984 Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year
  • Torch Bearer for 2014 Sochi Winter Games