The team will race three times in two days over the course of the event.
Logemann promoted to assistant coach.
Morgan brings over 11 years of coaching experience to the Gopher rowing program.
Peter Morgan enters his third season as an assistant coach for the women's rowing team in 2014-15. He brings more than 12 years of coaching experience to the Gopher program and serves as the novice coach.
Morgan is no stranger to the Twin Cities, as he has coached in the area for nine years previous to making his way to Minnesota, most recently as the head coach of the University of Minnesota men's club rowing team. With the men's squad, Morgan led the heavyweight four to the 2012 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship, while his lightweight four won the bronze medal at the 2012 Dad Vail Regatta.
Prior to his time at the University of Minnesota, Morgan spent five successful years as the head coach at the Minnesota Boat Club, where he developed a long-term program to identify, cultivate and assess rowers for competition at the national level. The club won the Northwest International Rowing Association overall points trophy in both 2009 and 2010 under Morgan's guidance, while the mixed masters double won a gold medal at the 2010 Masters World Championships.
Two years as an assistant coach at the Minneapolis Rowing Club followed a one-season stint as the head coach at the University of St. Thomas in 2003-04, where he was in charge of both the men's and women's squads.
Morgan also spent a year as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Harvard, in 1996-97, after completing his first stint with the Minneapolis Rowing Club a year earlier. And, from 1994-95, Morgan served as the head coach of the men's varsity program at Pittsburgh, where the varsity pair placed second at the 1995 Dad Vail regatta.
A 1992 Harvard graduate, Morgan rowed under legendary coach Harry Parker as a member of Harvard's varsity heavyweight program. Morgan also spent summers rowing with the Minneapolis Rowing Club, the Boston Rowing Center, and the USRowing Development program. A back injury his senior year prematurely ended his rowing career.
Morgan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government with honors from Harvard, before spending a year in Germany at the University of Bonn studying international relations. Morgan graduated from Hamline University with a Masters of Fine Arts in writing in 2011.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.
Summer Off Campus: Kortney Luedloff
Luedloff, a management information systems major in the Carlson School of Management from Waconia, Minn., worked as a technology consulting analyst for Accenture in Minneapolis.
Summer Off Campus: Lauren Miller
Miller, a neuroscience major from St. Cloud, gained valuable professional and athletic experience in Boston this summer.