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Heavyweight Rowers Place All Five Boats in the Top 10 at the IRA Regatta

Varsity eight earns top-10 finish for the second time in the last three seasons.


Heavyweight Rowing Completes Day Two at the IRA Regatta

The Mids' varsity four and open four crews advance to the grand finals.


Heavyweight Rowers Post Successful Opening Day at the IRA Regatta

Four Navy crews advance to the semifinals.


Heavyweight Rowers Take Fifth at the Eastern Sprints

Mids place four boats in the top six.


Heavyweight Rowers Ready for the EARC Sprints on Sunday

Varsity eight crew seeded third.

Navy Heavyweight Head Coach
• On Dec. 15, 2011, Clothier announced he will step aside from intercollegiate coaching at the end of the 2011-12 season.
• In his 38th year at Navy, is the longest-serving head coach in the 140-year history of the program.
• His Navy teams have compiled a 203-97-2 (.675) record. His overall record in over 40 years as a Division I head coach is 243-98-2 (.711).
• Since returning to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship in 1980, Navy has won seven Jim Ten Eyck Trophies (the second-highest total of any school during this time), three Varsity Challenge Cup titles for varsity eights (tied for second) and five Kennedy Trophy Cups for second varsity eights (tied for first). Navy boats have totaled 28 gold medals at the IRA meet during this time.
• Since 1980, 30 Navy oarsmen have successfully rowed their way onto U.S. National Teams for world-level meets including the Olympics, the Pan American Games and the World University Games.

International Experience
• Has served as the head coach of the U.S. teams at Pan American Games in 1975 and `83. Led the U.S. to a total of four gold medals.
• Coached a pair of U.S. small boats to the finals at the 1987 World University Games in Yugoslavia, the first year the U.S. competed at the event.

Assistant Coach at Washington
• Served as a coach for five years at his alma mater, Washington.
• His lightweight squads posted a 14-0 record in 1970 and `71, while his freshman heavyweight crews posted a combined 26-1 record over the next three seasons.
• His freshman and lightweight crews won five-straight Western Sprint Championship titles from 1969-73.

Previously Coaching at Navy
• Upon graduating from Washington, served three and one-half years as a reserve officer in the Marine Corps. His final tour during this time was at Navy as the plebe crew coach and athletic recruiting coordinator.

Rowing Experience
• Won a pair of varsity letters while a student at Washington.
• Coxed the school's IRA winning junior varsity crew in 1964 and the `65 varsity boat that won the Western Sprints title and placed third at the IRA.
• Holds both a B.A. in physical education and an M.S. in physical education (with an emphasis in athletic administration) from Washington.

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