Sept. 25, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy men's lightweight rowing head coach Shawn Bagnall announced Wednesday the hiring of Ryan Archer as an assistant coach for the program.
"Ryan brings a very successful lightweight rowing career in both high school and college to Hubbard Hall" said Bagnall. "I look forward to him conveying his passion for rowing and knowledge of racing in the fastest conference in the nation to our Plebe class. There is no doubt he will bring great things to the Navy 150 squad."
Archer comes to the Naval Academy after recently completing a four-year varsity career on Dartmouth's lightweight rowing team. A June 2013 graduate, Archer closed out his intercollegiate career with a bronze medal performance in Dartmouth's first lightweight boat at a national championship regatta, the EARC Sprints.
In addition to his competition experience at Dartmouth, Archer served as a mentor as part of the Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2) Initiative for Varsity Athletics program. As a mentor, he was a liaison between student-athletes, coaches and administration, helping to resolve conflicts amongst team members and directing parties toward campus resources in cases regarding academics and health.
Prior to Dartmouth, Archer was a four-year member of the rowing program at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa. His leadership both on and off the water was recognized as he was named a two-time captain, as well as a two-time team MVP. At the culmination of his career, he was honored by Shipley with the Tamara Tirjan Award as an acknowledgement of his academics and leadership.
Archer, a native of Haverford, Pa. earned his B.A. in Computer Science with a minor in French.