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Atlantic Cape Archery

Chad Affrunti
Head Coach

Chad Affrunti

Contact Information:
  • Named Atlantic Cape Head Coach in 2014
  • Atlantic Cape Assistant Coach from 2001-2008
  • Coaching Highlights:
    • Two National Team Championships
    • Several collegiate All-Americans
    • Three individual National Champions
    • Two world champions
  • Atlantic Cape Archer and Graduate
    • Three-time intercollegiate All-American
    • Qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Named Atlantic Cape Distinguished Alumni in 2019


Chad has been involved with the Atlantic Cape Archery Program since childhood. Chad's father Bruce was Dr. Helen Bolnick’s longtime assistant coach.  Chad competed at Atlantic Cape from 1997 through 2000 and was a three-time intercollegiate All-American and qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials.  During his time at Atlantic Cape, Chad led the Men’s Recurve Team to three National Championship Team Finals, and a 3rd place Overall Team finish in 1997.

From 2001 until 2008, Chad took his father’s place as Atlantic Cape’s assistant coach, under Dr. Bolnick.  During this period, Atlantic Cape had great success on the archery field, winning two National Team Championships, as well as having two individual collegiate national and world champions. 

After 2008 when Dr. Bolnick retired, Chad left the Atlantic Cape program to pursue professional opportunities, and stepped away from archery.

In 2014, Chad was named the Head Coach of Atlantic Cape’s Archery Team.  Since returning to Atlantic Cape, Chad has worked to continue the legacy of Dr. Bolnick and grow the program.  Chad's greatest pride continues to be the ability to introduce new archers to the sport he loves so much. 

Chad lives in Delran, NJ with his wife and two children. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Chad works as an auditor for the United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. 

Assistant Coach

John Repnicki

John began shooting archery while attending college in Florida, and qualified for the 1992 Olympic Trials. He served as assistant coach of Atlantic Cape from 2003 until 2008, and again from 2014 to current. John still actively competes. John won the New Jersey State 50 and Older Recurve Championship in 2014. John remains ranked in the top 15 Nationally.

John lives in Galloway, NJ and has two adult daughters and one granddaughter. He is a semi-retired IT professional, and has worked for the majority of his career within New Jersey’s Casino Industry.

Graduate Assistant

Nick Derr

Nick competed for Atlantic Cape Community College from 2016 to 2018. During his time at Atlantic Cape, Nick began working at a local archery range instructing new youth shooters in their JOAD program.

In 2019, Nick began working with the Atlantic Cape Archery Team as a Graduate Assistant while he pursues his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University.

Nick lives in Vineland, NJ where he works in his family’s farming business.