The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association is pleased to announce the winners of its Regional Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year Awards. The Coach of the Year Award is intended to recognize a head coach that fits one or more of the following criteria: Outstanding success during the current season, demonstrated great team improvement from the prior season, fulfilled team’s potential and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.
The Assistant Coach of the Year award is designed to recognize an assistant coach or associate head coach who meets one or more of the following criteria: Outstanding commitment to his/her program, made a significant impact on the success of his/her program and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.
Below are the names of the winners of the CRCA Regional Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year Awards:
Central NAME UNIVERSITY
Head Coach Matt Weise Michigan State University
Assistant Coach Diana Albrecht Ohio State University
Mid Atlantic NAME UNIVERSITY
Head Coach Stephen Kish Bucknell University
Assistant Coach Nicole Stimpson United States Naval Academy
New England NAME UNIVERSITY
Head Coach John Murphy Brown University
Assistant Coach Jessica Lizzi University of Rhode Island
South NAME UNIVERSITY
Head Coach Richard Ruggieri Clemson University
Assistant Coach Melissa Perrone University of Texas
West NAME UNIVERSITY
Head Coach Dave O’Neil University of California-Berkeley
Assistant Coach Sara Nevin University of California-Berkeley
The above award winners are now eligible to win the National Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year Awards to be voted on in June.