Hannah Muegge was elevated to head coach at UTEP on June 1, 2015. Muegge previously served as an assistant coach (2014-15) and graduate assistant (2013-14) under longtime successful head coach George Brenzovich.

Muegge continued to make progress in her second year as head coach of the UTEP rifle team. Her charges recorded the best aggregate average at the school in five years, aided by firing four scores in air rifle that cracked the program's top-10 list.

Muegge led the Miners to success in her first season (2015-16) as head coach. The Orange and Blue recorded the highest overall average for aggregate (4593), smallbore (2273) and air rifle (2320) in four years.

Among the notable accomplishments UTEP posted the fourth-best air rifle team score (2344) at Nevada on Oct. 4, 2015. Individually she mentored Rachael Schnoenrock, who recorded the second-best aggregate (1176) and the third-highest smallbore (588) in program history. She also spearheaded the renovation for the UTEP rifle team’s locker room and viewing area on the range.

Muegge was recently named to “UTEP’s 20 In Their Twenties” and was voted as secretary of the Collegiate Rifle Coaches’ Association (CRCA).

A native Texan, Muegge came to El Paso in August 2009 recruited on an athletic scholarship to shoot for the Miners, as well as an UTEP academic scholarship recipient.

Muegge first started shooting at the age of nine as a part of the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Program participating in BB-Gun, Archery, Sporter, Smallbore, and Air-Rifle events. During high school she started shooting national matches participating at the USA Shooting Championships at Fort Benning Georgia from 2007-2010 shooting smallbore and air rifle. Muegge also shot on the Texas State Rifle Association Smallbore Team from 2008 to 2012 at the NRA National Outdoor Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio and also served as Coach in 2012. Her first year shooting at Camp Perry, Muegge was named to the US Drew Cup Team, an international prone team, competing in an international postal league match.

During her freshman year at UTEP, Muegge created the UTEP Rifle Team Facebook page which gained such large support from its fans that UTEP Athletics adopted it as an Official Page of UTEP Athletics; Muegge still serves as the page admin. During 2010, the sport of rifle once again made history; UTEP and Jacksonville State University competed against each other in a sibling rivalry match in which Muegge shot against her brother, Sam. In 2011, Muegge was awarded the Spirit of Service Award by Conference USA for her leadership role at UTEP on the Student Athlete Advisory Council and her community involvement. In 2012, she fought to get her sport awareness by working with the UTEP bookstore to sell UTEP Rifle tee shirts. As a four-year varsity letter, Muegge was a firing team member of the 2012 team that made its second team appearance in UTEP history at the 2012 NCAA Rifle Championships where UTEP placed fifth overall. In 2013, Muegge was named UTEP Rifle MVP.

Muegge received her bachelor of business administration in accounting from UTEP in May 2013 and added her masters of business administration in management from UTEP in May of 2015.

Hannah Muegge

Hannah  Muegge

Boling, Texas

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
UTEP '13

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