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Adam Cottrell Named Head Coach and Program Manager of Cascadilla Boat Club
Ithaca, NY. (August 22, 2013)--- Adam Cottrell has been named the new head coachand program manager of the Cascadilla Boat Club (CBC), announced Board President Kevin Brew. Cottrell, who previously served as the men’s head rowing coach for the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, has spent the past eight years coaching scholastic, collegiate and masters rowers. Cottrell will begin at CBC in early September after he relocates to the Ithaca area from North Carolina.
"I'm very excited to coach at Cascadilla Boat Club,” Cottrell said. "CBC has strong history of supporting competitive scholastic teams and master rowers, and I look forward to keeping the momentum going .”
Cascadilla Boat Club’s rowing program is entering its 36th year. CBC’s varsity girls and boys teams won gold, silver, and bronze medals this spring at the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships. Earlier this summer, CBC masters and scholastic rowers won gold medals at the Cromwell Cup in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the prestigious Royal Canadian Henley in July, a CBC masters rower won gold in the Mens Masters B Single and a CBC scholastic rower placed third in the Under 17 Mens Single, the first time in memory that a CBC scholastic rower placed in the top three or has even made it to the finals at this international event.
"Adam has proven his ability as an outstanding collegiate coach, and we are excited to have him join CBC,” said CBC Board President Kevin Brew. "The CBC rowingprograms are filled with strong, dedicated and passionate rowers, and Adam will strengthen our coaching abilities and make our teams and rowers even more competitive.”
Cottrell’s primary responsibilities will include the competitive development of the varsity teams; planning and coordinating regattas; acting as boathouse manager; and planning and coordinating the novice, modified, learn-to-row, and masters programs.
As head men’s rowing coach at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Cottrellwas responsible for the overall program. Prior to UNC Chapel Hill, Cottrell was theassistant rowing coach at the Alaska Rowing Association where he worked with adult learn-to-row classes, experienced scullers and the summer juniors program. Cottrellalso served as the assistant men’s rowing coach at Marietta College where he coached the freshman team and recruited prospective athletes.
]Cottrell began rowing at UNC as a true novice, having formerly competed in swimming and baseball. Over the course of four seasons he filled the roles of rower, coxswain, manager and assistant coach. Winning a SIRA title in the lightweight four as a freshmen, Cottrell was part of the team's ECAC national championship run in 2004 and eventually earned the coxswains's seat in the Varsity 8. In 2008 the team's alumni honored him with an Oar Award, the organization's recognition for dedication and service to the men's crew at UNC.
A native of Asheville, NC, Cottrell was graduated from the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill with a master’s of arts degree in teaching (secondary education) and abachelor’s of science degree in physics.)
For Cascadilla Boat Club athletes, a summer of competitive rowing culminated in a trip to St. Catherine’s, Ontario last week for the 131st Annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.
Cascadilla Boat Club had two rowers reach finals at the Royal Canadian Henley this year. On the scholastic side, rising junior Henry Ellis, placed third in the Under 17 Mens Single. Out of 57 rowers, he posted the fastest time in any of the heats (7:38:94) and the third fastest time overall. This is the first time in memory that a scholastic CBC rower has made it to finals or rowed to the top three at the Henley.
The girls quad, rowed by Marlena Doerr, Clara Karastury, Alexandra Kilts, and Narissa McCarty, won their heat with the second fastest time of (7:09:14) and rowed to fourth in their semifinal. The girls did not advance to the finals.
“CBC rowed extremely well this summer”, said Scholastic Coach Madison Averett. “I am extremely proud of the summer team.”
On the masters side, CBC rower Martin Van Der Heide won gold in the Mens Masters B Single race in a field of eight rowers. In the Mens Master B Double, Martin Van Der Heide and Tim Willsallen rowed to second place. Tim Willsallen also took third in the Mens Masters E Single.
The Royal Canadian Henley is one of the most competitive regattas in North America. Each year, it welcomes international competitors and visitors from across Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and Latin America.
Earlier in the summer at the Cromwell Cup, Henry Ellis and Colin Sharp-O'Connor won gold in the Mens Junior 2x, and Henry Ellis came in third in the Mens Junior 1x. The girls quad, rowed by Ava Dodge Staff, Clara Karastury, Alexandra Kilts, and Narissa McCarty, came in third.
Masters rower Steve Zimmerman won gold in the Mens Masters A 1x and Mens Open 1x. Martin Van Der Heide won gold in the Mens Masters B race, and Tim Willsallen won gold in the Mens Masters B1x.
The Cromwell Cup Regatta, named after Riverside Boat Club [RBC] member and 1936 Olympian Seymour Cromwell, is the largest summer regatta held on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Attracting rowers of all ages and skill levels, rowers travel from around the Northeast to row the Cromwell Cup.
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