Looking to take advantage of Michigan's, and in particular Livingston County's, close ties to the outdoors, Cleary University is proud to announce that they are launching archery as a club program this fall. 

"Michigan is an outdoorsman's paradise and we are excited to offer archery as a club sport," said Cleary Athletic Director Ward Mullens. "I think this is a unique opportunity for students who love to compete and enjoy the outdoors."

Mike Marek has been hired to serve as the program's head coach. Coach Marek is an experienced coach, a seasoned archer at national and international events, and is a USA Archery Certified Level II Instructor via USA Archery, Colorado Springs, Colorado,home of Team USA Archery. An accomplished archer over many years, he has finished in the top 10 in numerous local, state and international competitions.

"Our goal is to build a team of archers who not only deserve to be at the Collegiate National Championships, but who will shoot to win against some of the nations' best," Marek said. "I was at the Championships this summer where over three hundred excited and focused archers from all over the nation were growing and learning through healthy competition at the highest levels. What a great place to be, and Cleary University is going there!"

Having archery at the college level opens the door to tremendous opportunities for student athletes.The USA Collegiate Archery Program offers bare-bow, recurve, compound, and bowhunter divisions and permits archers to earn All-Region and All American Individual and Team Honors, as well as opportunities to compete in both the indoor and outdoor Collegiate National Championships.

"Coach Marek is an established and highly decorated archer and outdoorsman and I could not think of a better fit to help us establish this sport at Cleary," said Mullens.


Cleary University is proud to announce that club archery will begin the fall of 2017. Michael Marek will serve as the coach of the brand new program. Coach Marek can be contacted by email at mmarek@cleary.edu.