2009 DI Regional Coaches of the Year

2009 DI Regional Coaches of the Year

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

Head Coach: Mark Rothstein – University of Michigan
Assistant Coach: Megan Cooke – University of Wisconsin

Mid-Atlantic

Head Coach: Lori Dauphiny – Princeton University
Assistant Coach: Alicea Kochis – Syracuse University

New England

Head Coach: Liz O’Leary – Harvard University
Assistant Coach: Jamie Snider – Yale University

South

Head Coach: Richard Ruggieri – Clemson University
Assistant Coach: Andy Derrick – University of Oklahoma

West

Head Coach: Emily Ford – Oregon State University
Assistant Coach: Vaclav Kacir – Stanford University

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.