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Gregg HartsuffHead Coach Gregg Hartsuff (20th season): Gregg Hartsuff begins his 20th season with the University of Michigan Men’s Rowing Team, and his 19th as the Head Coach. Under Hartsuff, the Wolverines have been the most successful collegiate club rowing team since 1994, making him the all-time winning club coach in the history of college rowing. During that time the Michigan Varsity 8 has had the highest finish at the IRA of any club team each year except two, and has been in the petite final in 5 of the last 10 years the Wolverines were allowed to compete in the IRA. Michigan Crews coached by Hartsuff have won over 60 Dad Vail and ECAC medals, with 28 of them being gold. He is only one of two coaches to ever win the Dad Vail and ECAC Varsity 8 titles in the same year (2005), and has won the second most varsity eight titles in the history of the Dad Vail. Additionally, Michigan has won two IRA medals, and has the highest finish of a club team in an eights event at the IRA. The 2002 Freshmen 8 won the silver medal.

Sullivan ProfileAssistant Coach Charley Sullivan (20th season): Charley Sullivan, Associate Head Coach of Men’s Rowing at the University of Michigan, entered his 20th year of coaching this fall. He has coached rowing at the US National Development Team, collegiate, high school and club levels.

 

 

 

Russell GiacobbeFreshman/Novice Coach Russell Giacobbe (2nd season): Russell Giacobbe is entering his second season as the Freshman/ Novice Coach for the University of Michigan Men’s Rowing Team and looks to build on his first year where his Frosh boats medaled in 3 of 4 events at the ACRA National Championship.  In his first season at Michigan Russell began to expand the team’s high school recruiting efforts working to bring a new generation of Michigan oarsmen to Ann Arbor.  Russell came to Michigan from Fordham University where he spent the last two years serving as Freshman Men’s coach and team boatman. During his two years in the Bronx Giacobbe helped build up the Men’s team with one of the largest freshman groups in recent years and also rebuilt the team’s boat fleet, purchasing new boats as well as repairing older shells. While in the Bronx he also served as the Head Coach of the rowing program at Fordham Preparatory where he built the team from 65 athletes up to 115 in two years. This culminated in 3 medals at the New York State Championships including a championship in the Novice eight.  Two boats qualified for nationals from this event as well and went on to win the programs first medal at Scholastic Nationals with a 2nd place finish and later went on to finish 5th at US Nationals.  Giacobbe began rowing as a walk on at Clark University in Worcester, Mass from 2005-2009 where he was captain his Junior and Senior year and was the Most Valuable Male rower his Sophomore, Junior and Senior year.

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