Coaching changes for women's rowing and women's hockey, heavyweight rowing competes at Royal Henley Regatta
Bordeau returns for second stint at head of women’s rowing
Last Friday, senior associate athletics director Wendy Bordeau was announced to return to coach the women’s rowing team. She formerly served as a member of the senior management team for the past three years.
“I was intrigued to work in administration and provide the female coaching perspective to that leadership group,” Bordeau said. “I felt it was important to bring that perspective to the table.”
Bordeau said that while she enjoyed her time as part of the leadership, she felt compelled to return to coaching.
“What excites me most is having direct contact with players,” Bordeau said. “I love rowing and racing, I missed being out in the water.”
Bordeau had been the team’s head coach previously from 2005 to 2014. Director of athletics and recreation Harry Sheehy and executive associate atheltics director for varsity sports Brian Austin were supportive of her decision to go back to coaching. During Bordeau’s first tenure as head coach, the women’s rowing program appeared in three NCAA Championship, with the entire team qualifying for the first time since 1998 in 2007.
“Once a coach, always a coach - it was a tough decision to make, but I feel really strongly that it’s the right decision,” said Bordeau.
Interim women’s hockey coach Joe Marsh takes over for Laura Schuler
Joe Marsh will serve as the Dartmouth women’s hockey interim head coach for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The Big Green women’s hockey head coach Laura Schuler assumes head coaching responsibilities for the Canadian Olympic Team. Schuler’s responsibilities with Team Canada will take her away from Hanover for the season as she looks to guide her team to a fifth straight Olympic Gold Medal in PyeongChang, South Korea. Interim coach Marsh brings with him experience and expertise as the former longtime head coach of the St. Lawrence men’s hockey team. Coming out of retirement, Marsh coached for the Saints for 27 years between 1985 through 2012. Marsh retired as the most succesful head coach at St. Lawrence in terms of tenure, wins (482), conference regular season titles (two), conference tournament titles (five), conference championship appearances (eight) and NCAA tournament appearances (eight).
Heavyweight rowing competes at Royal Henley Regatta
On June 30, the heavyweight rowing team lost to Ruder Tennis Hockey Club Bayer Leverkusen, a German sports club, in the first heat of the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta. RTHC bested the Big Green by a third of a length. The Henley, established 1839 and held in the British town of Henley-on-Thames, is one of the oldest regattas in the world. Dartmouth was one of three Ivy League crews competing in the 2017 edition. Brown University lost in the semifinal of the Ladies’ Challenge Plate, while Yale University bowed out in the semifinal of the Temple Challenge.