2006 Coach of the Year Awards

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announces its National Coaches of the Year. This award recognizes the Rowing Coach that fits one or more of the following criteria from each of the three NCAA divisions.He/she has had outstanding success during the current season

  • He/she has demonstrated great team improvement from prior season
  • He/she has fulfilled his/her team’s potential
  • He/she has demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach
Division I

Head Coach: Lori Dauphiny, Princeton UniversityComing off arguably the finest season in program history, Lori Dauphiny enters her 11th year as the head coach of women’s open crew with high hopes of building another NCAA championship squad. Her first decade at the helm of the Tiger program was a rousing success. She led Princeton to an 111-8 record in her first 10 seasons, and the Tigers are currently riding a dual-meet streak of 36 straight wins. The 2005 squad also set a program record with 14 wins before routing the field at both Eastern Sprints and the NCAA Championships.

Under Dauphiny, Princeton has participated in the NCAA Championships in all nine years of the event’s existence. The 2004, 2005 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year, Dauphiny led the Tigers to a second-place finish in the 2005 NCAA championships and a fourth-place finish the year before. During the last three seasons, Princeton has won one NCAA title, two Eastern championships and reached the grand final at the 2004 Royal Henley Regatta. Her talented squad advanced to the final of the prestigious Remenham Challenge, where it ultimately fell to the Thames Rowing Club and University of London.

She has also placed several recent rowers in major international competitions. Caroline Lind and Andreanne Morin both competed in the 2006 World Rowing Championships, where Lind’s U.S. team won gold in world-record time, while Devan Darby and Gevvie Stone both won gold medals in the Under-23 2006 World Rowing Championships. All four were part of Dauphiny’s national championship crew. Dauphiny, who also worked with the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, was named head coach of women’s crew at the conclusion of the 1996 season after leading the novice program to five straight Eastern Sprints titles. She was named EAWRC Novice Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and Varsity Coach of the Year in 1997 and 2004. Prior to her arrival at Princeton, Dauphiny spent two years at Columbia coaching the women’s novice crew.

A 1985 graduate of Washington, she enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career that included a second-place finish at the 1994 National Collegiate Rowing Championships. She also was a three-time winner at the Pac-10 Conference championships, the West Coast’s equivalent of the Eastern Sprints. Dauphiny twice won gold medals for the U.S. at the Canadian Henley.

Dauphiny has spent the summers since 1997 working with the U.S. national team and coached the women’s pair and lightweight women’s double at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Assistant Coach: Robbie Tennenbaum, Ohio State University

Robbie Tenenbaum joined the Buckeye staff during the summer of 1998 and was at Ohio State until the summer of 2006. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the second varsity eight, assisting with the varsity squad and recruiting.

Tenenbaum was an assistant coach with the Buckeyes for eight seasons. He primarily worked with the second varsity eight boat, which concluded the 2006 season by tying its best NCAA finish with fourth in the Grand Final. The boat won the Grand Final at the Central Region and Big Ten championships and finished the season with an overall record of 34-6.

In 2005, the second varsity eight finished fourth at the NCAA Championships and won the Big Ten Championships. Tenenbaum helped guide the Ohio State first varsity four to a sixth-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Championships and a fourth-place finish in 2003. His second varsity four finished fifth at the 2004 Central/Regional Championship and in the 2002 season went undefeated and took first at regionals.

In addition to university coaching, Tenenbaum was an assistant coach for the United States Junior National Rowing Team from 1996-2001. In 1996, his Junior Women’s eight took fourth at the World Rowing Championships in Scotland; a year later he was an assistant coach for the Junior Women’s eight that finished third at the World Rowing Championships in Belgium. In 1999, he was an assistant with the Junior Women’s eight that finished second in Bulgaria, and in the summer of 2000 the Junior Women’s four won a gold medal. Tenenbaum was named the head coach for the U.S. Junior National team in October 2001. His junior women’s eight, won a bronze medal in Lithuania in the summer of 2002 and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Athens, Greece in 2003.

Tenenbaum has held head coaching positions at Tulsa (1997-98), Florida Tech (1994-95), and Clemson (1993-94) as well as being the assistant women’s coach at Tennessee from 1995-97.

A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Tenenbaum earned a marketing degree from Tampa in 1992.

Division II

Head Coach: Paul Mokha, Barry University

Paul Mokha enters his eighth season as the head coach of the Barry University women’s rowing program. Since coming to Miami Shores, he has elevated the Buccaneer rowing program to one of the top crews in NCAA Division II. In just seven seasons he has guided the Buccaneers to a pair of Sunshine State Conference championships, three fourth place finishes at the NCAA Division II National Championships, several wins over Division I rowing programs and a win in Barry’s first-ever appearance at the Dad Vail Regata in 2005.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Mokha served as an assistant coach with the U.S. women’s rowing team in San Diego, Calif. He assisted with the selection and preparation of crews for the World Championships and coached the Women’s Open Four without coxswain to a fourth-place finish at the 1997 Worlds.

Mokha was the women’s varsity coach at the University of Miami from 1994-97. At Miami, he coached several crews to championships in Florida, the Southern Regionals and Dad Vail Regatta.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., who grew up in Erie, Pa., Mokha was a coxswain for the U.S. National team and competed at the World Championships three times. He also won the Henley Royal Regatta in England in 1994 and competed at the World University Games in 1989. He is a graduate of Temple University where he led the Owls to two Dad Vail championships and a bronze medal at the IRA Regatta. During his career he also has coached at the prestigious Vesper Rowing Club in Philadelphia.


Division III

Head Coach: Justin Moore, Williams College

Hired in June of 1999 Moore has made a dramatic impact on the women’s crew program at Williams College. He has guided the Ephs to appearances in six NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in his seven years.

Moore’s Ephs won the first NCAA Div. 3 Rowing title in 2002 and repeated in 2006 and in both 2000 and 2001 (before there were separate championships for Div. 1 and Div. 3) Moore’s Ephs were the fastest Div. 3 boat at the NCAA Championships. His 2000 Ephs finished 17th and his 2001 team was 16th at the combined NCAA rowing championships.

Three times Moore has led Williams to the New England title and the All Points Trophy (2000, 2001 & 2006) and he has also claimed the Champion International Regatta (2000) and the Avaya Championship and All Points Trophy in 2001.

Under Moore Williams has won all seven Little Three championship races contested and he has coached 17 All-Americans and 18 National Scholar-Athletes and one of his rowers was named to the U.S. Olympic Quad Boat in 2000.

Previously named the National Div. 3 Coach of the Year in 2000, Moore was voted the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) 2006 Div. 3 Coach of the Year.