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University of Miami Athletics

Maydelissa Pinell


Assistant Coach

Maydelissa Pinell - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics


University of Miami head rowing coach James Mulcahy announced Sept. 21, 2023, the hiring of Maydellisa Pinell as an assistant coach.

During Pinell’s first season with Miami,  Miami’s Aaliah Dawson and Constance Stirling earned All-ACC Championship honors. During the championships the Hurricanes set program records for times in all three varsity eight boats. Off the water, the program announced the opening of the on-campus training facility for dry-land training, studying and more. Miami experienced unprecedented success early on in the season as well, topping No. 20 Oregon State in the Dexter Lake Invite while also finishing first of 16 teams at the Sunshine State Invite in Sarasota, Fla.

Pinell, who possesses numerous ties to the local community, spent the last four years as an assistant coach at NSU University School in Davie, Fla. There, she led coxswain development and curriculum, aiding the team to its first appearance in the USRowing Youth Nationals in 2023.

A four-year competitor at Nova Southeastern University from 2016-19, Pinell got her coaching start the season after completing her eligibility, working as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater in 2019-20. In 2017, she helped the Sharks place second in the SSC and win the team title at the FIRA Championships.

Hailing from nearby Hollywood, Fla., Pinell graduated from Hollywood Hills High School. She, in 2020, earned a degree from Nova Southeastern in exercise and sports science.