PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 13, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s rowing team announced Wednesday the hire of Julia Rorer as the program’s newest assistant coach. Rorer joins the Scarlet Knights with years of notable coaching experience.
“We’re really excited to have her on board,” said head coach Max Borghard. “She brings a lot of experience and I think she’s a great fit for the staff and the program. She’ll be a big asset for the program going forward.”
Rorer, a USRowing Level III certified coach, most recently served for two years as the head women’s rowing coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. She led the team to numerous wins in 2014, including a V 4x Gold at the Steve Neczypor Memorial Regatta, a JV 2x Gold at the Cooper Cup and a JV 2x Gold at the Philadelphia City Championships.
In 2012 Rorer taught masters and novice technique at the Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club and served as the assistant varsity and JV rowing coach at The Agnes Irwin School.
Her prior head coaching experience includes working as the head novice rowing coach for the men’s and women’s team at Moorestown Rowing Club in 2011 and 2010, respectively. She began her career as a rowing coach in 2007, when she worked as a volunteer assistant at Chestnut Hill Academy.
Rorer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2011 from Temple University, where she studied elementary and early childhood education. She rowed all four years of her high school career at Springside School and competed for a year at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., before having her career cut short due to a shoulder injury.
Rorer has since returned to the water, competing as a masters rower as a member of The University Barge Club on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia.
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