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Greg Myhr Named Penn Men's Heavyweight Rowing Coach

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania's director of athletics, Steve Bilsky, has announced the hiring of Greg Myhr as the Nicholas B. Paumgarten Head Coach of Men's Heavyweight Crew.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Penn community," said Myhr. "Penn Rowing is one of the most storied programs in the country, with an immensely long and successful history. I am honored and frankly humbled at the opportunity to join this legacy. Though I am new to the Ivy League, I have spent 17 years as an athlete and a coach in the EARC conference-I know firsthand how tough the competition is and also how dominant Penn has been over the years. In conversations with the administration, the alums, and some of the athletes it is clear to me that the necessary elements are in place to compete and recruit at the highest levels. I feel incredibly fortunate to be joining a team that is poised and ready to again make its mark in the Ivy League and beyond."

Myhr comes to Penn with 14 years of coaching experience in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC), most recently as the head coach at George Washington University since August 2005. During his time at GW, Myhr moved the Colonials from the ECAC/Dad Vail leagues to the EARC, and in 2007 the program achieved a first when its varsity, second varsity and freshman eights were all invited to the IRA National Championships (success that was repeated in both 2008 and 2009).

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