USRowing release: USRowing is excited to announce that Casey Galvanek has been named head coach of the Junior National Team system, overseeing all of the athletes and coaches in the program.
A methodical and clear leader, Galvanek comes to the position with extensive experience working with multiple levels of successful athletes. Galvanek is currently the CEO and head coach at Sarasota Crew, where he oversees a staff of 26 coaches and 434 athletes. Concurrent to his tenure at Sarasota, Galvanek has worked with the U19 team, U23 women's squad, and the men's and women's senior national teams. Since 2012, Galvanek has taken 12 crews to a world championship, winning medals four times and making the A-level finals eight times. He has helped develop the U19 men's program for 11 years, with notable success on the national and international level.
Throughout the interview process, Galvanek stressed the importance of building a program that is coherent, transparent, and process-oriented to benefit athletes at every stage of their development. Galvanek will work under USRowing's Director of Youth Rowing, Chris Chase, and in coordination with the Junior High Performance Committee.
USRowing and the Junior HPC are committed to ensuring that the Junior National Team system experience is athlete-centered and focuses both on process and outcome. We have utilized the American Development Model and athlete surveys to restructure a multi-level camp system that will continue to serve and develop a growing number of diverse junior athletes around the country and re-center the process to allow for the growth of athletes, while experiencing the highest level of performance and racing that rowing has to offer. USRowing is committed to providing pathways for athletes to develop at every stage of the Junior National Team system.
Galvanek and Chase now will begin the process of hiring the lead coaches for the men's and women's programs, as well as hiring a full staff for all levels of the camp system.
USRowing is proud to have Galvanek on board to fulfill the mission of the Junior National Team system.
For more information about the new Junior National Team system, click here.