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2012-13 Navy Athletics Season In Review

Navy had a school record 10 Academic All-Americans in 2012-13

Navy Women's Head Coach
◆ Is in his 14th season as the head coach of the women's team and his 19th year at the Naval Academy.
◆ During his tenure, his athletes have totaled 29 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete awards, 14 CRCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region accolades and a trio of Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognitions.
◆ The Mids have totaled six individual boat titles at the three Patriot League Championship regattas, winning the team title in 2005 and tying for first place in the team standings in 2008. The Midshipmen placed second in 2006, `07 and `10. He was tabbed as the league coach of the year in 2005 and again in '08.
◆ His varsity four's sixth-place finish at the 2009 Eastern Sprints Championship represented the first time it had competed in the grand final of that event.
◆ Navy's 2005 team advanced each of its five entries to the petite finals of the Eastern Sprints, with its varsity boat placing a Navy-best 10th at the regatta.
◆ Navy's varsity boat placed 11th at the 2006 Head of the Charles Regatta, the highest finish for the boat in the program's history.
◆ His initial two women's teams combined for a 26-13 varsity boat record, while his first novice four boat won a silver medal at the Eastern Sprints.

Additional Navy Experience
◆ Prior to becoming the head coach of the women's team, served as the varsity lightweight coach for three years followed by another three-year stint as the assistant heavyweight coach.
◆ His 1993 lightweight team posted a 5-2 record to achieve a winning record for the first time in seven years. The following year, his final one with the program, all three lightweight eight crews made the final at the Eastern Sprints Championship.
◆ In the three years he coached on the heavyweight level, his freshman boats placed seventh, fifth and eighth at the IRA National Championship, while his second freshman crew won a gold medal at the 1997 Eastern Sprints.
◆ Also coached the U.S. team at the 1999 World Military Games in Zagreb, Croatia. The team won the gold medal in both the women's double and the women's pair events, as well as a bronze in the women's singles competition.

Prior to Navy
◆ Began coaching the sport in 1975 and two years later served on the staff of the U.S. Junior National Rowing Team.
◆ Went on to manage several national teams from 1978-88, including at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
◆ Worked at numerous rowing clubs from 1977-86, including the Boston Rowing Club, Viking Rowing Club, Riverside Boat Club, Bachelor's Barge Club and Vesper Olympic Training Center.
◆ Started and served as the head coach of the rowing teams at Stockton State College for five years, leading the program to several MIRA championships and to a second and fourth-place finish at the Dad Vail Championship during his tenure.
◆ Began coaching the lightweight freshman team at Penn in 1987, leading the Quakers to winning seasons in four of his five years. His crews earned a bronze medal at the 1989 Eastern Sprints and a silver the following year.

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