Mids’ first varsity eight crew with highest finish since 2010
Mids qualify for grand finals in all three events
Mids compete in five grand finals and secure four medals
Mids win four of five races to take home Callow Cup and 1919 Trophy
Mids win two races and finish second in other three
Shawn Bagnall enters his fifth season as head coach of the lightweight rowing team in 2017-18.
As Navy Head Coach:
Bagnall took the reigns of the Navy lightweight program in the summer of 2013 ... In his first year at the helm, both of Navy's varsity eight and varsity four boats competed at the IRA National Championships for the first time since 2011 ... As a result of second place finishes in petite final action both crews finished the season ranked seventh overall in the nation ... Defeated Georgetown for the Forster Cup and Penn for the Callow Cup ... As a second-year leader of the lightweight program in 2014-15, Bagnall once again had multiple crews qualify and race at the IRAs ... In 2015, Navy was represented with entries in the varsity eight, varsity four with coxswain and varsity four without coxswain events ... Navy’s V8 crew finished eighth overall at the IRAs ... During the regular season, the Mids defended the Forster Cup with a win over Georgetown ... 2016 saw Bagnall and the Mids return to the IRAs with three crews: the varsity eight, varsity four with coxswain and varsity four without ... The 2016 Navy V8 boat finished seventh overall as did the program at the championship ... For the first time since 2008, Navy defeated Harvard for the Haines Trophy ...The Mids continued to hold the Forster Cup over Georgetown with the third straight win of Bagnall’s tenure ... In his fourth season in 2017, Bagnall and the Mids earned regular season wins over Princeton, Columbia and Georgetown before winning the 4V and 5V titles at the Eastern Sprints ... At the IRA National Championships, Navy entered V8, V4+ and V4- and collected the program’s first individual boat title since 2012 when the V4+ finished in first place.
As Syracuse Assistant Coach:
Worked primarily with the freshman crews in addition to serving as the program's recruiting coordinator ... Under Bagnall's tutelage, several freshmen rowers advanced to the first or second varsity boats ... In 2012, the varsity crew included two members of Bagnall's freshman boat from the previous year; the duo helped the Orange take fifth at the IRA National Championships, which was the program's best finish in 22 years ... In 2011, he guided his freshman crew to a 10th-place finish at the Eastern Sprints and helped the varsity boat take ninth at the IRA National Championships.
As Gonzaga Freshman/Novice Coach:
Served for eight years as the men's freshman/novice coach, junior varsity coach and recruiting coordinator ... Bagnall led the Bulldogs freshman/novice four to a Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) championship in 2010 ... He also guided the freshman eight to 13th and 15th-place finishes, respectively, at the 2008 and 2009 IRA Regattas ... In 2006, Bagnall helped the freshman eight claim its first bid to the IRA Regatta.
As Washington State Club Coach:
Took over the club program's top spot in 2000 ... At the helm of the Cougars, he helped improve the competition level and athlete retention rates for the club sport program.
Since 2011 he has worked as an assistant coach with the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team ... Bagnall helped the women's 8+ boat to consecutive gold medals at the 2012 and `13 U-23 World Championships ... He also served as head coach of the women's 4- and 2- at the 2012 and '13 Under-23 World Championships.
Enjoyed a successful career as a varsity rower from 1996-99 ... As team captain, he was an All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in 1998
Received his bachelor's degree in psychology from WSU in 1999 and completed his master's degree in sport and athletic administration at Gonzaga in 2009