2009 Coach of the Year Awards

Division I

Head Coach: Yasmin Farooq – Stanford University

Completing her 3rd year at the helm of the Stanford Women’s Crew, Coach Farooq lead her team to a historic first time Team and V8 National Championship in Camden, NJ at the NCAA Championships this past May.  This follows a runner up finish in 2008 and a gold medal finish in the Varsity 8 earlier this year at the Pac – 10 Championships.

 

Prior to coaching, Coach Farooq competed on the US National team from 1989 – 1996 with the highlight of her career being a gold medal in the US Women’s 8 at the 1995 World Championships.

 

Assistant Coach: Dr. Vaclav Kacir – Stanford University

Named Assistant Coach at Stanford in 2007, Coach Kacir helped lead the Stanford team to a 2009 NCAA Team Championship in Camden, NJ late last month.  He was responsible for coaching the 2V8 who finished 3rd.    At the Pac-10 Championship, his 8 finished 2nd, bettering their 2008 finish of 3rd.

 

Prior to coaching at Stanford, Coach Kacir coached various Slovakian National Teams.

Division II

Head Coach: Adrian Spracklen – MercyhurstCompleting his 17th year at the helm of the Mercyhurst Women’s Crew, Coach Spracklen led his team to a third place Team finish at the National Championship in Camden, NJ at the NCAA Championships this past May.

Division III

Head Coach: Justin Moore – Williams

Completing his 10th year at the helm of Williams Women’s Crew, Coach Moore led his team to a second consecutive first place Team finish and a V8 National Championship in Camden, NJ at the NCAA Championships this past May.

Lightweight

Head Coach: Erik Miller – University of Wisconsin

Completing his 3rd year of coaching the Wisconsin lightweights, Coach Miller led his team to their 2nd consecutive National Championship in Sacramento, CA at the IRA Championship this past weekend.  This finish followed the winning of the Lightweight Team Trophy at the Eastern Sprints earlier in May for the 3rd consecutive time.

 

Prior to his last 3 years at Wisconsin, Coach Miller spent 8 years as a member of the US National Team form 1997 – 2004.  He was a spare for the 2004 Olympic Games.

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.