Wanted: New Assistant Coach

University of Oregon Rowing is seeking an Assistant Rowing coach for our men’s and women’s club sports crew team. This is a volunteer/stipend, part-time position, reporting to the Head Coach and Team President. 2 years of competitive collegiate rowing experience is required, 4 years preferred. Some experience as an assistant rowing coach in a competitive high school or collegiate program preferred. The successful applicant will work predominantly with our
Freshman/Novice women’s class and occasionally assist the Varsity squad. The team trains from October through early December and from January through the end of May, culminating at the ACRA National Championship.

Responsibilities will include:

•Instructing new athletes in the basic technique, skills, and equipment of the sport

•Working collaboratively with HC to implement a training plan and racing strategies

•Modeling sportsman-like behavior and maintaining appropriate conduct towards athletes, officials, and spectators

•Assisting in maintenance of boathouse equipment

•Coaching morning workouts from 5:45am – 8am, Sun-Fri

•Assisting with administrative tasks as assigned by Head Coach or Team President

•Recruitment of athletes to the University of Oregon Rowing team.

•Traveling with team to regattas

•Assisting Head Coach with trailer driving responsibilities

•First Aid/CPR certified (or ability to become certified)

•State of Oregon Boating License will be required

Stipend will range from $500 to $600 per each month of active coaching, commensurate with experience.

If interested, please send resume along with a cover letter and 3 references to Bridget Riggs, Team President, University of Oregon Rowing at briggs6@uoregon.edu

For a complete job description and University of Oregon Club Sports policies, please see below on this page.

Coaching positions with the University of Oregon Club Sports programs are not funded by the institution. Payment of the coaching stipend cannot be guaranteed and funding is dependent on the club team’s ability to fundraise and collect member dues to support coaching payments. All coaches will be subject to a criminal background check, as required by University of Oregon Club Sports program. Coaches need to be agreeable to the coaching volunteer position and a complete description will be provided.

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On Memorial Day weekend of May 2014, the Oregon crew’s novice women’s 8+, varsity women’s 4+, varsity men’s lightweight 4+, and the varsity men’s pair traveled to Gainesville, Georgia, for the ACRA National Championship Regatta. The men’s 4+ placed 12th overall, the men’s pair placed 8th overall, and the women’s 4+ placed 10th overall. But, most impressively, the women’s 8+ placed 2nd place overall. With this stunning performance ended our 2014 season. Great job to everyone who rowed this year! Row ducks!

UO Rowing Alumni Homecoming Event


During UO’s homecoming week, the rowing team will be hosting the “Repaint the O” alumni event, whcih is a chance for alumni in the Eugene and Portland areas to reconnect with the UO club, rowers, and coaches at beautiful Dexter Lake on October 18th, 2014.

The event will include:
– Repainting the “O”, the symbol of Oregon, that is on the concrete above our dock. Given the winter weather in Eugene, it is due for a fresh coat of paint (supplies provided by the club)
– A tour of the boathouse, and quick summary of the team’s recent accomplishments by Head Coach Marlene Kindorf
– Weather permitting, a possible alumni row
– A barbeque that gives alumni the chance to mingle and share stories with each other and current UO rowers

The event will last roughly two hours, from 11-1pm on Saturday October 18th. All alumni and friends are welcome at the event, but to ensure that we have enough food for everyone we ask that you RSVP with us at roworegon@gmail.com. In the email, please indicate if you’re interested in participating in an alumni row!

Row Ducks!