About RowSkills

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Collegiate Coaching Experience

Columbia University 1962-1965 

Men’s Freshman Lightweight Crew Coach 1962 - 1963
Men’s Freshman Heavyweight Coach 1963 – 1965


Rutgers University 1965-1970

Men’s Freshman Heavyweight Crew Coach


Yale University 1970-1978

Men’s Freshman Heavyweight Crew Coach


Northeastern University 1978-2001

Head Coach, Men’s Varsity Heavyweight Crew

  • Consistent EARC Sprints and IRA Finalists.
  • IRA Champions in 1988 and 1991
  • Varsity crews advanced to the Grand Finals of the Eastern Sprints 14 times, winning two bronze and two silver medals
  • Instrumental role in 7 year quest to build a $2.8 million boathouse
  • Established the “Ernie Arlett Shell Endowment Fund”
  • In 2000 created “Men’s Crew Competitive Enhancement Fund” and raised $375K

MIT 2003-2005

Head Coach, Women’s Varsity Lightweight Crew

  • Established first formal Women’s Lightweight Crew Program at MIT

Dartmouth College 2005-2006

Interim Men’s Varsity Heavyweight Crew Coach

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International Coaching Experience

1975, U.S. Men’s Lightweight Four w/o Cox, 4th,

World Championships, Nottingham, England


1976 U.S. Men’s Lightweight Eight, Bronze Medal,

World Championships, Villach, Austria.


1983 Women’s Four with Cox,

World Championships, Lucerne, Switzerland.


1993 U.S. Men’s Pair with Cox, Racice, Czechoslovakia.


1994 U.S. Men’s Pair with and Pair w/o Cox,

World Championships, Indianapolis, IN.

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  • 1988 EARC Coach of the Year
  • 2001 Northeastern University Athletics Hall of Fame
  • 2004 Fitchburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 2010 Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame
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Columbia University            1958-1965   

  • BA, Economics  
  • MBA, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations



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