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2012 USRowing Fan's Choice Awards
Masters Coach of the Year
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 Masters Coach of the Year

3353 Votes

Boris Kusturic - Cambridge BC 38.4%
Bob Tarrant - Saratoga RA  30.3%
Nancy Faigen - Potomac BC 11.8%
Deirdre McLoughlin - Marin 11.2%
Lew Cuyler - B.R.A.S.S.  8.3%


Lew Cuyler/Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society
Brought rowing to the Berkshire area in Massachusetts for the first time 10 years ago, and the programs continue to grow. Every year, new people start rowing because of Lew's passion. A recognized rowing historian who will turn 80 next year, Lew wrote the definitive biography of Ernestine Bayer and is beloved in his community.

Nancy Faigen/Potomac Boat Club
Outstanding season of results for the Men's Masters' Team including 10 gold medals and second place in both the men's and overall team points trophies at USRowing Masters Nationals. Nancy brings her positive attitude, a competitive spirit and coaching expertise to races and practice five mornings per week on the Potomac.

Boris Kusturic/Cambridge Boat Club
Cambridge won the overall points trophy (and men's point trophy) at USRowing Masters Nationals this year, scoring points with many lineups that had never rowed together before launching for the race. Runs scrimmages for the club members -- 1k in summer and head races in the fall to help them improve their approach to racing.

Deirdre McLoughlin/Marin Rowing Association
Coached theWomen's Masters team to strong results at San Diego Crew Classic including gold for club, 3rd for F, 2nd for C and 3rd for D. As a coach, Deirdre exemplifies the commitment and tireless effort that have allowed the MRA Masters Women to be a nationally competitive and very successful team on the Masters stage.

Bob Tarrant/Saratoga Rowing Association
Outstanding season for the Master's Team, which won six medals at 2012 USRowing Masters Nationals and 17 medals at the Canadian Masters Nationals. Has built a strong masters community based on camaraderie and competition.

Additional Polls
National Team Rower of the Year
Masters Rower of the Year
Junior Rower of the Year
Collegiate Rower of the Year
Junior Coach of the Year
Collegiate Coach of the Year

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