June 20, 2005
Katie Gill has been named an assistant rowing coach at Clemson, as announced by head coach Susie Lueck on Monday. In addition to coaching duties, Gill will also head up all recruiting efforts for the Tigers.
“Katie’s experience, work ethic, enthusiasm, and commitment to excellence will make an immediate impact on the Tiger rowing program,” Lueck said. “Katie is drawn to collegiate coaching because of the opportunity she has to make a significant impact in the lives of young women. She is an outstanding role model for those currently in the program as well as those she is recruiting.”
Gill comes to Clemson after serving as the novice coach for the last two years at William Smith College in Geneva, NY. The William Smith staff, which consisted of Gill and head coach Sandra Chu, was voted as the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year for the 2004 season.
Prior to joining the William Smith coaching staff, Gill coached and managed at the St. Catharines Rowing Club in Ontario, Canada. She also volunteered at Saratoga Springs Rowing Association in Saratoga, NY, and coached at Ridley College in St. Catharines. Gill began her coaching career as the women’s crew head coach at West Springfield High School in Springfield, VA.
Gill is a 2003 graduate of Brock University with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. She rowed four years for Brock and was a member of the women’s varsity 8+ that won the Ontario University Championships in 2002. Gill also competed in the Championship 4+ event at the esteemed Head of the Charles Regatta while at Brock.
A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, Gill possesses the 3M Canadian National Coaching Certification Level I, as well as the Canadian Rowing Level 2 Coaching Certification. Gill also has completed the U.S. Rowing Level 3 Coaching Certification program.
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