2016 USRowing Advanced Coaches Conference
The Advanced Coaches Conference, held in conjunction with the USRowing Annual Convention, will cover a variety of topics, with the main theme focusing on race preparation. The conference is organized in two separate tracks: one for high school and junior-level coaches, the other for club and college-level coaches.
Eric Catalano – High School & Junior Track
Head coach and executive director of Saratoga Rowing Association
Topic: Winter Training for High School Girls
He began coaching for Burnt Hills Rowing Association in 1993 while attending Union College. Since then, Catalano has worked with the USRowing Junior Women’s Development Program, Radcliffe novice lightweights, and Saratoga Rowing Association. From a town of fewer than 30,000 residents, Saratoga Rowing Association functions without school support and attracts a junior program of 200 athletes spanning 7th to 12th grades. Saratoga Rowing Association counts among its successes numerous Division I and Ivy League recruits, regular medals at SRAA, CSSRA, Head of the Charles, and USRowing Youth National Championships. Hosting the Head of the Fish, Tail of the Fish, Saratoga Invitational, NY State Collegiate and NY State Championships, Saratoga Rowing is also among the country’s leaders in regatta hosting.
Chris Chase – High School & Junior Track
Regatta Director and Varsity Boy’s Coach, Saratoga Rowing Association
Topic: Specifics of a Land Program for Junior Athletes
Chase started coaching in 1996 when he founded the Saratoga Rowing Association while teaching social studies at the local high school. Since its inception, the club has grown into one of the largest clubs in the country. As a coach, Chase’s crews have won or medaled at the American Schoolboys, Canadian Schoolboys, Stotesbury Cup, USRowing Youth National Championships and Head of the Fish regattas. His athletes have gone on to accomplish much more after leaving the program, with 106 earning Division I rowing opportunities. Chase also runs six regattas a year in and around Saratoga. He also hosts the U.S. Junior B Development Camp, which is designed to identify younger, talented American athletes and introduce them to sculling at an early age.
Lori Dauphiny – General Track, College & Club Track
Princeton University Women’s Head Coach
Topic: Common Technical Faults & Corrections
Two-time National Coach of the Year Lori Dauphiny enters her 21st year as the head coach of women’s open crew, and she is in the middle of one of the greatest eras in program history. Princeton has won two V8 NCAA Championships and seven Ivy League crowns, and it has won 47 of its last 51 Ivy League dual races. Dauphiny, who worked with the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team and she has placed several rowers in major international competitions, including a historic showing in the 2012 London Games, when five Princeton alumni competed. Three earned medals in the W8+, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind ’06. A 1985 graduate of Washington, she enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career that included a second-place finish at the 1984 National Collegiate Rowing Championships.
Conny Draper, Ph.D. – General Session
Topic: Biomechanics for College Athletes, the Pros, and Cons
Conny Draper, Ph.D., is an applied sports biomechanist, who completed her Sports Science Degree and Masters thesis in Germany in 1996. Over the last 20 years, she has been working within the elite sport at a World and Olympic level for several national federations. She was primarily based in Australia with her family while she was working at the Australian and NSW Institute of Sport in Canberra and Sydney. She completed her Ph.D. at The University of Sydney in 2006. Her technical expertise as an applied sports biomechanist is focused mainly around rowing and canoe-kayak; although she also has wide-ranging experiences in advising and delivering biomechanical services to a range of other sports – at Provincial and National level including diving, swimming, track and field, volleyball, football, and Para-sports. In 2012 she became a FISA member of the Technology and Equipment Commission (advisory committee incl. monitoring and control of equipment and technological developments & issues).
Liz Fusco, MS, RDN – General Session
National Team Dietitian, USRowing
Topic: Nutrition to Improve Performance
Liz grew up in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood exploring the outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, and wakeboarding. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics with a minor in Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island in 2011. She was also a competitive dinghy sailor for the URI Rams. At URI, she assisted with nutrition, exercise, and eating rate research. After a teaching assistantship in her mentor’s sports nutrition course, she was determined to pursue sports dietetics as a career. While completing master’s degrees in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science at San Diego State University from 2011-2014, Liz served as a sports nutrition graduate assistant at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. At SDSU, she taught food science and conducted sponsored research on carbohydrate metabolism. After graduating from SDSU in May 2014, she completed an accelerated dietetic internship at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. She returned to the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in April 2015 as a sports nutrition consultant to rowing, track cycling, BMX, triathlon, archery, and men’s rugby.
Casey Galvanek – General Track, High School & Junior Track
Executive Director/Head Coach of Sarasota Crew
Topic: Training and Race Prep of the Junior Quad to a Medal-Winning Race
He has been coaching with Sarasota Crew since the fall of 2007. Brought on to teach sculling as the Sculling and Technical Director, Casey quickly helped Sarasota Crew add skill to its existing talent. He has lead Sarasota Crew to six straight Florida State Championship overall titles (’11 – ’16. For the past two years, Casey has been coaching the Men’s Junior National Team. While previously having coached several winning trials boats for the Junior and U23 World Championships. Casey lead the Men’s 8+ to a silver medal in 2015 and the Men’s 4x to a bronze medal in 2016.
Amy Giddings – General Session
Director of the Sports Coaching Leadership programs at Drexel University
Topic: Why are there Not More Female Coaches in American Rowing?
Dr. Amy Giddings is tDrexel University’s longest-serving faculty member, having arrived in 2006. Dr. Giddings currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Sports Management and the Founder and Director of the Sports Coaching Leadership programs at Drexel University. She created the minor in Sports Coaching Leadership for undergraduate students and most recently, a Master’s degree program in Sports Coaching Leadership. She has received numerous grants including one from the NCAA to support initiatives related to increasing minority and female participation in the field of coaching. Dr. Giddings has coached the rowing for over 20 years at the scholastic, collegiate, and elite levels. Giddings led her crews to countless city, state, and national medals. In her time with Conestoga, her boats successfully won 11 Philadelphia City Championships. Her most recent coaching experience was serving as the temporary Head Coach for Temple University Women’s Rowing team to cover a brief leave of their Head Coach.
Steve Gladstone – College & Club Track
Head Coach of Heavyweight Crew, Yale University
Topic: Chats on Rowing, Q&A Session
Gladstone, regarded as one of the premier rowing coaches in the United States, was named the new head coach of Yale’s heavyweight crew for the 2010-11 season. In his time at the head of the program, the Heavyweight Crew has seen improvement in every season. Gladstone led the University of California men’s crew program to six IRA championships during two coaching stints with the Golden Bears and also served as the director of rowing operations at Brown where he won four Eastern Sprints titles. Most recently he was a director at the California Rowing Club, helping develop post-graduate oarsmen for the U.S. National Team. Gladstone’s 11 IRA championships tie him with Charles “Pop” Courtney of Cornell (1901-15) for the most varsity eight titles in the history of collegiate rowing. In all, Gladstone’s Cal crews medaled at the IRA regatta 11 times in his 12 seasons since 1997 – five gold and six bronze – an unprecedented achievement in the 113-year history of the championship. Over that same period, he directed Cal to seven of 12 Pac-10 championships.
Dr. Alan Goldberg – High School & Junior Track
Sports Performance Consultant
Topic: Teaching Mental Toughness; Programming for Peak Performance
As a Sports Performance Consultant and internationally-known expert in peak sports performance, Dr. Goldberg works with athletes and teams across all sports at every level, from professional and Olympic caliber right down to junior competitors. Dr. Goldberg specializes in helping athletes overcome sports fears & blocks, snap out of slumps, and perform to their potential. Dr. Goldberg received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Goldberg does not hold any license and is not a psychologist. He has been working in the field of sports performance enhancement doing an individual consultation for over 32 years. Dr. G is a former #1 singles player for the UMass Minuteman tennis team and twice Conference Champion. His background also includes 22 years of professional tennis coaching experience and a first-degree black belt in Shurin Ryu karate. Outside of sports, Dr. Goldberg works with performing artists, sales and business people, test takers, and public speakers. Dr. Goldberg is the author of 35 mental toughness training programs and books for athletes, coaches, and parents on peak performance. He also writes on the subject of peak performance and overcoming blocks for a number of national publications including Collegiate Baseball, Swimming World, USA Swimming’s Splash Magazine, International Gymnast, Fitness Swimmer, BullsEye News, the NSCAA Soccer Journal, Soccer Jr., The Diver, and Women’s Fast Pitch World, to name a few. Dr. Goldberg was the sports performance consultant to the 1999 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies, the 2000 men’s soccer NCAA champions and the former Sports Performance Consultant for all athletic teams at the University of Connecticut.
Brett Gorman – College & Club Track
University of Virginia Women’s Rowing Coach
Topic: How to be a Good Assistant Coach
Brett Gorman was promoted to associate head coach of the Virginia rowing program after completing her fourth season as assistant coach in 2016. Gorman assists the Cavalier recruiting efforts and works with the varsity crews, including the Varsity Four that finished third at the 2014 and 2016 NCAA Championships, respectively. Gorman is a four-time member of the USRowing senior national team and won gold medals with the women’s eight at the 2006 and 2007 World Rowing Championships. She also finished 12th in the women’s double sculls at the 2006 world regatta and was a Team USA alternate for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Dr. Jo A. Hannafin, MD, Ph.D. – General Session
Topic: Anti-doping: Past, Present and Future
Jo A. Hannafin, MD, Ph.D., is board certified in orthopedic surgery/sports medicine. She is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Orthopedic Research at Hospital for Special Surgery and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hannafin was a USOC physician for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece; U.S. team physician at the 2003 Pan-American Games in the Dominican Republic; an event physician at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (rowing); and an event physician at the New York City Marathon. Dr. Hannafin was a team physician for the WUSA New York Power from 2000-2003 and an Assistant Team Physician to the New York Mets from 1992-1996. She has been team physician to the U.S. National Team since 1994 and is a member of the FISA Medical Commission. Dr. Hannafin rowed for four years at Brown University, was a member of the silver medalist lightweight double at the 1984 World Rowing Championships and a three-time gold medalist at the U.S. National Rowing Championships. She is currently the Vice President of the Board of the National Rowing Foundation and Vice President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. She has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written 13 book chapters. She is also the co-author of the book Say Goodbye to Knee Pain and has repeatedly been honored as one of The Best Doctors in America.
Steve Hargis – High School & Junior Track
Head Coach, U.S. Junior National Team Development
Topic: U.S. Junior National Team Information Session
Hargis is entering his third year as Junior Men’s National Team Head Coach in addition to his role of Head Coach for Junior National Team Development responsible for the growth, programmatic changes, coach mentoring and long-term planning for the Jr Teams that he was appointed to in 2008. From 1999 to 2008, Hargis served as the Head Coach for the USJWNT Development Camp and from 2004 to 2008, Hargis also served as the U.S. Junior Women’s National Team Head Coach. In 2006, under the direction of Coach Hargis, the US 8+ raced to a silver medal finish at the Junior World Championships in Amsterdam. In 2007, they won a bronze medal in Beijing and in 2008, they won a gold medal in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria – the first gold in this event in the 25-year history of the US Women’s participation in Junior Worlds, defeating the defending Junior World Champion, Romania. That same year, Coach Hargis was presented with the United States Olympic Committee’s Development Coach of the Year Award for his contributions to USRowing. During the same timeframe, Coach Hargis served as the Director of Rowing and Head Women’s Coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He was honored as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year in both 2003 and 2007, as well as the DIII National Coach of the Year in 2003.
Greg Hughes – General Session
Men’s Head Coach, Princeton University
Topic: Biomechanics for Collegiate Athletes, the Pros, and Cons
Greg Hughes ’96, who once turned the Princeton men’s lightweight program into the top team in the nation, is continuing to build the Tiger heavyweights back into being one of the elite programs in the country. Hughes, who will begin his eighth season with the Tiger heavyweights in 2017, has guided Princeton to a 16-2 record over the last two seasons, as well as medals at both Sprints and IRAs both season. Last year, Princeton went 8-1 and won medals in its top four boats at postseason regattas. A 1996 Princeton graduate, Hughes was undefeated in all of his four regular seasons and won two Eastern Sprints titles. He was an All-Ivy League rower on the 1994 and 1996 national championship lightweight crews. He would go on to be an alternate for both the 1997 and 1998 lightweight U.S. national teams.
Chris Kerber – College & Club Track
Head Coach Lightweight Crew at Cornell University
Topic: Factors Affecting Performance, Hard Work & Then Some
Kerber earned his second straight IRA Coach of the Year award in 2014-15 after leading Cornell to its second consecutive undefeated season while capturing the program’s sixth National Championship. Kerber also took home the inaugural Ivy League Coach of the Year award, as well as repeating as the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) Lightweight Coach of the Year, after the Big Red won the Jope Cup, the Ivy League Championship and the Joseph Wright Trophy by taking first overall among all varsity eight boats at the 2015 EARC Sprints. The Big Red’s impressive showing at Sprints marked the first time in over 50 years that the Cornell lightweight rowing team has won back-to-back Jope Cups and consecutive Ivy League Championships. The Big Red varsity eight was also named both the EARC and IRA Lightweight Crew of the Year. A national and international rower for 14 years, Kerber was a seven-time member of the U.S. national team. He was a two-time World Champion and won numerous medals at the Henley Royal Regatta, the Pan-American Games, and the U.S. National Championships. He placed among the top-six lightweight men for both the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Games, serving as an alternate for both teams.
Cam Kiosoglous – General Session
USRowing Director of Athlete Development and Performance
Topic: Biomechanics for Collegiate Athletes, the Pros & Cons
Originally from Sydney, Australia, and graduate of the Australian National University in Canberra, Cam Kiosoglous also is a graduate of Virginia Tech with Ph.D. in Education. He was hired in 2016 as USRowing’s Director of Athlete Development and Performance. Kiosoglous has coached on the U.S. National Team staff since the 2002 World Rowing Championships, where he coached the men’s double sculls. His experience includes 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. He was responsible for the lightweight men’s four that won bronze at the 2016 World Rowing Cup I. In 2015, his crew finished seventh and qualified the boat class for Rio. His crew finished fifth at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, the best result in the event since 2000.
Molly Konopka – Club & College Track
Director and Head Coach of Rowing, the Episcopal Academy (PA)
Topic: How to Make a Small High School Program Competitive
Molly Konopka has been coaching at The Episcopal Academy outside of Philadelphia since 1996. Prior to this, she was the women’s varsity coach at St. Joseph’s University and the novice coach at Fordham University. She began her professional coaching career as the men’s head coach at The Hun School of Princeton in September of 1988. In her tenure at Episcopal her crews won 13 Philadelphia City Championships, 12 Stotesbury medals, and 14 SRAA medals. As the head coach, she directs the men’s and women’s varsity boats in both sculling and sweep disciplines. During the summer, Molly is the head junior coach at Fairmount Rowing Association on Boathouse Row, which in recent years has produced numerous Canadian Henley finalists and champions. At Fairmount, Molly serves as a member of the Board. In the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association, she is the head of the racing committee.
Laurel Korholz – General Session
USRowing Women’s Open Weight Assistant Coach
Topic: Learning from the Launch
Korholz is an 11-time national team member and a three-time Olympian with a silver medal in 2004 included. Following her rowing career, she joined the U.S. coaching staff in April of 2005. Korholz assists women’s head coach Tom Terhaar in training, recruiting and organization of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Her primary responsibilities include the selection and coaching of women’s national team crews and camps as assigned by the head coach; assisting in the development program of female athletes; assisting in the development, implementation and budget management of the national training center camps; and assisting in the organization and implementation of domestic and international camps and competitions. At the 2012 Olympic Games, Korholz coached the U.S. women’s quadruple sculls to a bronze medal, and most recently to a gold medal at the 2015 world championships, both a first for the United States.
Kris Korzeniowski – General Session
USRowing Director of Coaching Education
From the time Kris Korzeniowski began teaching athletes and coaches how to properly move racing shells and train for maximum results over the course of a long rowing season, he has left an indelible mark on the sport in the United States. Introduced to rowing as a junior at the age of 17 in Wilno, Poland, Korzeniowski was a member of several Polish National Teams. From then, he transitioned to coaching juniors and a life-long coaching career that would see his elite crews win medals in 10 different Olympic-class events on the international stage. Korzeniowski worked with the Italian, Chinese, Dutch and Canadian national teams during his career. He led Canada to two bronze in 1977, China to three medals in 1993 and The Netherlands to six world championship medals and three Olympic medals including silver in the women’s double and eight at the 2000 Olympics and bronze in the women’s double at the 1996 Olympics. Korzeniowski coached Princeton University and then served as USRowing’s technical director from 1989-1992, men’s sweep head coach from 1984-1988, and women’s head coach from 1977-1981. Over that time, he coached sculling and sweep crews to world championship medals including the men’s eight to silver at the 1984 Olympics and bronze at the 1988 Olympics. After rejoining the USRowing coaching staff, Korzeniowski coached the women’s quad to bronze in 2001, the men’s double to the 2004 Olympic final, the men’s quad to world cup gold in 2008 and then fifth at the Olympic Games, and the Rio men’s pair this summer.
Marc Mandel – High School & Junior Track
Head Coach, Gonzaga High School
Topic: Coaching a High School Pair to the Junior International Level
Marc Mandel has been the head coach at Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) since the fall of 2008. From 2012 to 2016, his Senior 8 crews have won a record-tying five consecutive Stotesbury Cup Championships. During the summer of 2016, he coached two Gonzaga athletes to a 4th place finish in the Men’s Pair at the Junior World Championships, tying the best-ever result for the U.S.A. in the event. Marc is a frequent presenter on junior rowing topics at coaching conferences and honored with two separate North American Junior Rowing Coach of the Year awards in 2014. Before Gonzaga, Marc served as the Freshman Men’s Heavyweight Coach at Georgetown University. He also spent four years as the Head Coach at Florida Institute of Technology, where the program earned a silver medal in the Heavyweight Eight at the Dad Vail Championships. Marc graduated from Northwestern University and received his MBA from Georgetown.
Rose Marchuk – High School & Junior Track
Director and Head Coach Varsity Girls at New Trier High School
Topic: The Rise of New Trier High School Rowing
A fixture with her crews on the podium since 2002, Marchuk is the founding coach of New Trier High School Rowing. Under her leadership, the 140 NT rowers represent 10% of the school’s athletic department. Since 2007, 19 of the varsity crews she coached have advanced to the SRAA finals, including four Varsity 8+, six 2nd Varsity 8+, and one Junior 8+ championship crew. Since 2005, the Women’s Varsity 8+ has won the Midwest Scholastic Championships in 10 of 11 attempts, and since 2007 the overall program has won the All Points Trophy for ten consecutive years, most recently in 2016. At the 2016 SRAA Championships, nine of the 11 crews that qualified advanced to the finals with six medaling including the 1st place Women’s Varsity and 2nd Varsity 8’s as well as the Men’s Varsity and 2nd Varsity 8’s. Rose directs all rowing programming with the New Trier Extension that includes off-season erg training for high school students and adults, learn to erg, on-the-water classes, rowing tank classes, and competitive masters rowing.
Sally Morris – High School & Junior Track
Girl’s Varsity Coach, Phillips Exeter Academy
Topic: Race Preparation
A Massachusetts native, Sally Morris earned a BA from Trinity College and MA from Tufts University. Mrs. Morris came to the Academy with twenty years of teaching experience, including the inaugural year of the classical languages program of School Year Abroad in Viterbo, Italy. Mrs. Morris’ interest in traveling to Rome and Italy sends her abroad almost annually, whether with students on the Rome Study Tour or her own to continue her Italian studies while researching site visits. She relishes the chance to share with her students her passion for the classical world and its echoes in the present. Mrs. Morris has been active in the circles of classical languages by serving on the board of the Classical Association of New England, the Vergilian Society, and by writing and grading for the Latin AP program. Mrs. Morris served as department chair from 2009 to 2014, during which time, among other tasks, she oversaw the renovation of the Latin Study and planned study abroad options for students. With nearly twenty years of dormitory experience, Mrs. Morris serves as a dorm affiliate adviser. Mrs. Morris is the varsity girls rowing coach and serves on the Committee of Management for the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association. (PEA Parent ’07, ’08, ’10).
Marc Nowak, PT, MPT – General Session
USRowing Physical Therapist
Topic: Rowing’s Hygiene & Health – Small Details, Big Gains
Nowak brings nearly twenty years of experience to SPTI, receiving his BA in Biology from LaSalle University, and his MSPT from Arcadia University. He has extended his skills to outpatient, corporate, school, and athletic department settings. He has been working with U.S. national team athletes in Princeton on a daily basis since 2003. He traveled with the team to all of the World Championships and Olympic Games from 2003 to 2015. Many athletes give a lot of credit to Nowak for keeping them healthy while going through the grueling training program at the USRowing Training Center in Princeton.
Scott Simmons – General Session
Director and a Head Coach of the American Distance Project
Topic: What Can We Learn from Long Distance Runners?
ADP is a non-profit club with a mission to develop American distance runners to compete on an international level. In four years, the ADP has put 26 athletes on US national teams and has recorded two #1 World best rankings. Hillary Bor placed 7th in 3000m steeplechase in the last Olympic Games in Rio. Simmons has also coached very successfully at the collegiate level. His cross-country teams won five back-to-back NAIA team national championships and well as six NCAA DII individual champions. He was recognized for his accomplishments nine times as the NCAA DII Coach of the Year and six times as the NAIA National Coach of the Year.
Mike Spracklen – General Session
2016 Olympic Head Coach of Russian Rowing
Topic: Race Prep: Peaking, Rehearsing and Pep Talks
Mike Spracklen is one of the world’s most successful and experienced coaches with more than 40 years at the elite level. He was born in England where he learned traditional British rowing which he carried into his coaching career that began in 1975 as leader of the first lightweight team. Mike’s coaching switched to sculling from 1976 to 1983 before taking the British coxed four to the LA Olympic Games to win the first gold for the country since 1948. Through the 1980’s he coached Sir Steven Redgrave from junior to his first two Olympic golds. In 1990 Mike was introduced to Canadian rowing from where after three years his men’s eight won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games. From 1993-1996, Spracklen moved to San Diego where he assisted USRowing in securing the gold medal in the men’s eight at the 1994 Games. Mike then moved to Great Britain to help the women win their first Olympic medal at the 2000 Olympics. Spracklen returned to Canadian rowing in 2001, winning three Olympic medals between 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games.
Gevvie Stone – General Session
Two-time Olympian, 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist
Topic: Journey to the Top
Stone, a 2007 graduate of Princeton University, represented the U.S.in the single in London, finishing seventh. Following the 2012 Olympics, she completed a medical degree at Tufts University in 2014. At the persuasion of her father, Gregg Stone, who represented the U.S. at the 1979 World Rowing Championships in the men’s single sculls, she returned to international competition. Stone won World Rowing Cup medals and qualified the boat class for Rio at the 2015 World Rowing Championships with a fourth-place finish. Then in the final of the 2016 Olympic Games, Stone sprinted to the line for the silver medal. Following the Olympics, Stone has been completing applications for her medical residency program, began coaching with Radcliffe Crew, is planning a month-long trip to work in a hospital in the Republic of Ghana and is looking forward to riding a bike ride across the country with a former college teammate. She recently claimed a seventh-consecutive title in the women’s champ single and stroked the women’s “Great Eight” to gold at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta.
Tom Terhaar – General Session
Women’s Head Coach, USRowing
Topic: Race Preparation
Terhaar was named head US women’s coach in 2001 and just his second year, Terhaar coached the women’s eight to a gold medal at the 2002 World Rowing Championships in Seville, Spain. And since then the women’s eight has won 11 consecutive world titles, including three Olympic gold medals. Another result of Terhaar tenure with USRowing is the unprecedented coordination between the junior, under 23 national, and senior team programs to create more summer rowing opportunities for development and elite sweep and sculling athletes. The results have been in more success in sculling events and continued success in the sweep boats.
Mike Teti – General Track, Club & College Track
Head Coach Men’s Crew, University of California
Topic: What Worked in the Past & Still Works, The Rigging Panel
Teti started his coaching career in 1982 at Temple University, leading his crews to six titles in seven years at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. In 1989, he began a stint as freshman coach at Princeton, where his freshman eights won IRA titles five times. Teti was named the U.S. head men’s sweep coach after the 1996 Olympics. He is the coach of the only men’s eight in U.S. history to win three consecutive world championship titles (1997-99), a feat that earned him three consecutive USRowing National Coach of the Year honors. U.S. national team crews produced 28 total medals under Teti’s guidance. As a rower, Teti was a 12-time national team member and three-time Olympian. From 1977-93, he won 24 national titles, a silver medal at the 1979 Pan American Games in the four, and bronze and gold in the eight at the World Championships (1985 and `87). He was also a bronze medal-winner in the eight at the 1988 Olympics in Soul.