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Spotlight on Former UB Rowing Coach Ted Haley

Name: Ted Haley Years you coached at UB: 1992-1994

Who did you coach? (men, women, club, varsity) I coached the women with Alex Hansen for a while and then moved over to the men. They had cycled through a bunch of coaches and I ended up with them. Favorite rowing memory/ies at UB: I had a great time with the entire team. Joe K was my high school coach, and Alex Hansen and I rowed together at West Side. I wasn't much older than the athletes and the whole thing was kind of a party. I got really close to Ian Covney, Neil Gillott, Keith Alber and the other guys in that group. We scored some wins at the NYS championships and then a bronze at Dad Vails. It was a great start to my coaching career.

What is your rowing background: I started rowing at Canisius High School where I won the Junior 4+ at Scholastic Rowing Nationals and Canadian Scholastic Nationals. We also won as seniors in the US and got 3rd in Canada. That crew represented the USA in Czechoslovakia in 1986 at the Junior Worlds. I went on to Georgetown University where I won three Dad Vail Gold medals in the Lightweight 8, was the captain of the 1990 team, MVP of the 1989 team and raced at The Royal Henley Regatta. Current occupation: I am the Lower School Counselor and head rowing coach at St. Albans School in DC. After leaving UB I headed to DC and became a head coach at the young age of 25. I have been coaching there since then. We've had success in the DC area and in Philly at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta..

Advice to current rowers: Embrace the training, enjoy the friendships, be coachable, eat right, sleep enough, find your "crew" and push each other, get the right clothing, keep it fun!!


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