Navy Head Coach
Selected as the EARC Coach of the Year in 2004. Also garnered Navy Spring Coach-of-the-Year honors in 2002 and 2004.
During his six years as the Navy head coach, the varsity boat has posted a combined 10-2 in its races for the Callow Cup (Penn) and Haines Trophy (Harvard). The program had compiled a 2-8 record in those same races during the six years prior to Friedrich's arrival.
2002 -- Both freshman boats finished the regular season undefeated, the second varsity crew won the Eastern Sprints and the varsity boat placed second by one foot in the IRA Grand Final. Varsity boat defeated Harvard for the first time in 21 years. The varsity boat placed seventh at the IRA Regatta.
2003 -- The Mids totaled three medals at the Eastern Sprints, with both freshman boats winning a gold medal for the first time in school history.
2004 -- The varsity boat capped off an undefeated regular season by winning the Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championship, winning the former event for the first time in 42 years. The crew would go on to reach the semifinal round of the Henley Royal Regatta.
2005 -- His varsity crew posted a 6-1 record during the regular season, placed fourth at the Eastern Sprints and finished in sixth place at the IRA's.
2006 -- Navy won the program's first team points title at the Eastern Sprints as each Navy entry placed first or second in its respective grand final. The varsity boat placed sixth at the IRA Regatta.
2007 -- The Mids repeated as the team points champion at the Eastern Sprints, while the varsity boat placed fourth overall at the event and sixth at the IRA Championship.
Head Coach at Rutgers
Was the head coach of the lightweight program at Rutgers for three years.
Selected as the EARC Coach of the Year as his varsity boat won a silver medal at the IRA's and his second varsity boat placed second at the Eastern Sprints.
In 2000, the program won the Platt Cup over Princeton and Cornell for the first time in 13 years. After earning a No. 1 ranking during the regular season, ended the year by competing at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Served as the captain of the Rutgers team as a senior and was twice named as the program's most valuable athlete.
Won a gold medal at the C.R.A.S.H.-B World Indoor Rowing Championship.
Spent two years training with the U.S. National Team. Placed fifth in the lightweight four at the Nation's Cup in Milan, Italy.