PISCATAWAY, NJ – Jonathan Douglas has been named the Rutgers freshman heavyweight crew coach, head coach Steve Wagner has announced.
Douglas most recently served as an assistant coach for the varsity heavyweights at Cornell (2003-2004). For the last two summers, he has worked with the U.S. Junior National Team as an assistant coach, helping lead the Junior Men’s Four+ to a fourth-place finish at the 2003 Junior World Championships and the CanAmMex men’s sweep team to wins in every event.
The head coach at Brookline (MA) High School in 2002 and 2003, he led his team to back-to-back Massachusetts Public School Championships titles, the 1V and 2V Northeast Regional Championship gold medals and the school’s first-ever bid to the USRowing Youth Invitational.
A two-year varsity rower at Cornell, he trained with the U.S. National Team in 2002, winning the bronze medal with the Lightweight Eight at the World Championships and competing with the Heavyweight Eight at the Princeton International Regatta. He also rowed with the Riverside Boat Club (2001-2002) in Cambridge, MA, placing third and fourth in the Heavyweight M2- at the National Selection Regattas I and II. He also finished sixth in the International Lightweight Final at the CRASH-B Championship.
Douglas graduated from Cornell in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering.