New Coaching Staff
Posted on Monday, August 7th, 2006 at 5:57 pm

By Lander Bachert

The Grand Valley Rowing Club is excited to announce the coaching staff for this year. Returning as Varsity Coach is John M. Bancheri, bringing forth another year of enthusiasm and dedication to the team. Also returning this year are Keith and Breanna Bouwman. Keith will be taking the position of 1st Assistant Rowing Coach/Novice Women’s Coach and Breanna will be the Volunteer Novice Assistant Coach. Both of these coaches have rowed with Grand Valley, and their love for the sport is evident in the strong rowers their encouragement and support have built over the past few years. The team is fortunate enough to introduce three new faces into its coaching staff. Mark McIlduff will be heading the Novice Men’s team, Bob Stanage will be the Volunteer Varsity Assistant Coach, and the Women’s Assistant Coach position will be held by Rachel Truelove. Mark has had an exceptional career as a rower for Dayton’s team and there is no doubt his experience with Dayton will bring new ideas and excellent leadership for the Men’s Novice squad to look forward to. Bob Stanage has worked with East Grand Rapids High Schools crew, and had many successes that are sure to help build Grand Valley’s program to success. Rachel Truelove previously rowed with Grand Valley for four years. She held the Presidential position on the Clubs e-board, and her spirit and drive have been a motivation to all who know her. Her presence on the team will continue to inspire and motivate the rowers within it. The team is very excited to see the new and old faces return to coaching. The coaching staff this year is neck deep in athletic achievement, and Grand Valley’s Crew is ready and excited to see where the coaches will take them. To see more information on the individual coaches just click on their names.

The Grand Valley State University Rowing Club challenges its student-athletes to reach the highest level to which they aspire both academically and athletically, while continuing to build and sustain a nationally competitive intercollegiate rowing program.

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