Carlton Named Assistant Rowing Coach Head rowing coach Wendy Davis has announced that graduate assistant Becca Carlton will become an assistant coach next season.
Head coach rowing coach Wendy Davis has announced the hiring of Becca Carlton to the staff. Carlton, who was a graduate assistant last year, will become an assistant coach starting July 1st and will assist with the varsity program. Wendy Wisehart, who is also an assistant coach, will be elevated to the novice coach, replacing John Flynn.
Last year, Carlton assisted with the varsity program as a graduate assistant. She began her coaching career as the novice coach at Wellesley College in the fall of 2005. As the novice coach, Carlton led the Novice Eight to second-place finishes at the 2006 and 2007 NEWMAC Conference Championships. In 2008, the 1N8 finished first at the NEWMAC Conference Championship, which helped Wellesley Crew win their first ever NEWMAC Team Championship. She led the 1N8 to a bronze medal at the New England Championships and a silver medal at the ECAC Championships. Carlton competed collegiately at Lewis & Clark College where she was a four-year varsity rower and a three-year captain. A first-team All-American, Carlton was also named Lewis & Clark’s Woman of the Year in 2005. She graduated in 2005.
“Becca has done a great job as a graduate assistant and we’re excited to have her as a member of our full-time staff,” Davis said. “With her knowledge of our program and working with our athletes last year, she provides an easy transition. Although she is young, she does an excellent job coaching our sport and I look forward to working with her again this year.”
"I am very excited and honored to be an assistant coach for the rowing program here at Minnesota," Carlton said. "I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that has been established by the coaching staff and team in the years to come."