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2011 USRowing Fan's Choice Awards - Collegiate Coach of the Year
by USRowing
posted on October 11, 2011

While USRowing maintains a strong and long tradition of rewarding excellence in rowing, 2011 marks the first time that the rowing community will be invited to participate by nominating and voting on their favorite athletes and coaches of the year through the inaugural USRowing "Fan's Choice" Awards. Vote now!


Frank Biller/Virginia
Coach of UVA’s men’s program, building a team very much on the rise. In three years team has grown from 20-80 rowers. Won gold in the 2nd varsity 8/bronze in the 1st novice 8+ at Dad Vails- first medals there since 1992. Won ACRAs, Named ACRA Coach of the Year. Made it to the Semis of Temple Challenge at Henley.

Charley Butt/Harvard
Undefeated regular season for Harvard Men Lightweights; eastern sprints champion and IRA silver medalist First Varsity. Helped eight Harvard Lightweights make national teams. Coached USA U23 Lightweight 1x to a bronze medal. Coached USA Men's Ltwt 1x and USA Women's 1x at World Championships

Mike Callahan/Washington
UW Men’s Team won the IRA National championship, wins also by 2V8, V4 and Open 4, won fifth consecutive team championship, won Pac- 10 Championship, Named Pac- 10 Coach of the Year.

Lori Dauphiny/Princeton
Led the Princeton Women’s 1V and 2V 8’s to undefeated seasons, including a win in the Champ 8 at the Head of the Charles, and both crews won the Eastern Sprints and Ivy League Championship. The Princeton 1V also won the Division 1 Eights National Title at NCAAs . Named National Coach of the Year.

John Murphy/Brown
Team won the 2011 Division 1 NCAA Championships with outstanding finishes in the finals. Finished second at Eastern Sprints

Row2k Polls

Collegiate Coach of the Year

4257 Votes

John Murphy - Brown 32.3%
Frank Biller - Virginia 26.9%
Lori Dauphiny - Princeton 19.1%
Mike Callahan - Washington 11.4%
Charley Butt - Harvard  10.2%
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