Melinda Neale joins the Miami coaching staff bringing a wealth of coaching experience. Neale’s most recent successes include coaching Community Rowing Inc’s Competitive Women’s team and CRI’s U19 and U17 Competitive Boy’s teams, whose crews all enjoyed notable results at Youth Nationals in summer 2022. Neale has previously coached seasons at rowing programs including juniors at Shrewsbury High School Novice Girls (MA), The Waterford School (UT), New Trier High School Varsity Boys (IL), and collegiate programs at the Division II Merrimack College (MA) and Northwestern University, (IL).
In addition, Neale’s held positions of Youth Administrative & Travel Coordinator at CRI, Athletic Academic Coordinator at Franklin Pierce University, and Program Manager for Adaptive Sports New England.
Neale rowed in college at University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Cum Laude), followed by her Master of Arts in Sports Administration at Northwestern University.