Assistant Coach Kit Bennett (2nd Season)

Kit started athletics coaching in 2000, with his first major position starting in 2003. He served as Head Coach at Hatfield College, part of Durham University (UK), and since coming stateside he has been passionate about expanding rowing opportunities for athletes in Ann Arbor and the Midwest. In 2009 Kit founded the Skyline High School Crew Team, a program which in its first five years has already established itself among the region’s best, producing Midwest Regionals medal-winning crews as well as US Scholastic and Canadian National Champions. He is now working to expand rowing opportunities for middle school, high school and U23 athletes as the Director of the Washtenaw Rowing Center.

Kit has been part of the coaching staff for the US Rowing Junior National Team sculling section for three years. He coached athletes at the Junior World Championships in Trakai Lithuania in 2013, and in 2012 he lead the US squad to multiple golds at the 2012 CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City. He currently runs speed orders to ID Midwest talent and assist with the high performance camp in California.

Kit grew up in London. England and completed his BA in History and Anthropology at the University of Durham in 2006. His move to the States saw him complete his Master's in Education from the University of Michigan in 2009. He has been married to his wife Kat since 2010 and they have two sons, Finn and Henry.