Rodosky Named Assistant Rowing Coach

July 19, 2006

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa rowing team has announced the hiring of Chuck Rodosky as assistant rowing coach. Rodowsky comes to Iowa after coaching after three years at Ohio State and one year at Trinity College.

“Chuck brings a wealth of enthusiasm, proven success as a novice coach, and a strong passion for the sport of rowing,” Iowa Head Coach Mandi Kowal said. “I believe he will be a nice compliment to staff.”

Rodowsky started his coaching career as a volunteer for the Ohio State’s competitive club team. While working with the club team the novice eight finished second at the ECAC’s in 2001. He then went to work with the well renowned women’s crew at Ohio State University. He spent his first two years with the Buckeyes training the second novice eights and led both crews to Central Region Titles. In his third year, he became an assistant for the varsity squad and worked primarily with the varsity fours. There he led the second varsity four to a Regional title and silver in the Big Ten Championships.

He left Ohio State in 2005 to work with the women’s Novice team at Trinity college in Hartford, CT. His Novice eight raced second varsity eight all season and went undefeated. The Novice eight was also the second eight at the DIII NCAA Championships in which Trinity College finished third as a team.

Rodosky graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Architectural Design. He is currently working on getting his Masters in Architecture.

Coach Kowal worked with Rodosky at the rowing camp last week and was impressed by the experience. “I think that has a lot to do with his approach to coaching, his strong desire to share what he knows about rowing and how we worked together as a staff. I look forward to the upcoming year.”