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Miami Hires Marc DeRose as Assistant Rowing Coach

Aug. 19, 2009

Coral Gables, Fla. – University of Miami rowing head coach Andrew Carter has officially announced the hiring of Marc DeRose to the Hurricanes rowing staff as a new assistant coach. He is set to begin his duties at UM immediately.

DeRose arrives to UM after spending one year as an assistant coach at UCF in Orlando. While at UCF, DeRose helped in coaching the entire Knights’ program including the freshmen and varsity crews. Last season, the UCF Novice Eight crew advanced to the finals of the Aramark Sprints South/Central Regional Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Knights would go on to finish 10th overall for the Regional Championships.

“I’m very pleased to have Marc DeRose join the coaching team at the University of Miami,” stated UM rowing head coach Andrew Carter. “I’ve known Marc for many years and without exception he has proven to be a coach and person of the highest caliber. Marc will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hurricanes program gained through consistent work at the collegiate, club, and national levels in both Canada and the United States.”

Before arriving at UCF, DeRose served as the head coach of the lightweight squad at Columbia University from 2002-07. At Columbia, DeRose’s squad took victories in all of its cup races during the 2003 campaign. He also led Columbia to a second place finish at both the Eastern Sprints and the IRA Nationals, respectively.

“Marc’s work at Columbia University distinguished him as a top-notch coach in a highly competitive league,” continued Carter. “The quick rise of Columbia’s program under his guidance is clear evidence of his talent. I’m looking forward to having him onboard as we enter the next chapter of Miami Rowing.”

Prior to his stint at Columbia University, DeRose served as the head men’s rowing coach at the University of Massachusetts, serving in that capacity from 1999-2002. With the Minutemen, DeRose led the team to its best competitive record in more than 20 years with a varsity third-place finish at the ECAC Championship in 2000, three freshman first-place finishes in 2001 and a varsity second-place finish at the New England Championship in 2002.

DeRose is a 1996 graduate of Trent University as he graduated with honors earning a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and environmental science. He then earned a master’s of science degree from McGill University in biology with a concentration on quantitative genetics in 1999.

For more information on the University of Miami rowing program, please log on to www.hurricanesports.com.