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2012 USRowing Fan's Choice Awards - Collegiate Coach of the Year
by USRowing
posted on October 2, 2012

USRowing maintains a strong and long tradition of rewarding excellence in rowing. Following a year of unprecedented achievement, the rowing community has designated strong nominees for the 2012 Fan's Choice Awards which are solely nominated and voted on by rowing fans. Vote now!

2012 Collegiate Coach of the Year

3582 Votes

Paul Cooke - Brown 36.0%
Mike Callahan - Washington 23.8%
Kevin Sauer - Virginia 17.2%
Brett Sickler - Michigan 11.8%
Robin Meiggs - Humboldt State 11.3%


Mike Callahan/University of Washington
Head Coach of the Men's Team - Swept the open men's events at the 2012 IRA National Championships, winning gold in the MV8+, M2V8+, MF8+, MV4+, MO4+ and the Team Championship.

Paul Cooke/Brown University
Men's Head Coach - Won Ivy/ECAC Championships, silver medal at IRA and took two boats to Henley finals, finishing runner-up in both the Grand and Temple Challenge Cups.

Robin Meiggs/Humboldt State
Head Coach of the Women's Team - 2012 NCAA D2 National Champion in the WV8+ and the Team Championship. Ended the reign of seven-time winner Western Washington.

Kevin Sauer/University of Virginia
Head coach of the UVA Women's Team- 2012 NCAA D1 National Champion in the WV8+ and the Team Championship.

Brett Sickler/University of Michigan
Women's Assistant Coach. Helped coach the Michigan Team which won the Big Ten Championships and was runner up in the team championships at NCAAs .

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