Rob’s coaching history speaks for itself, combining international and Tideway experience. Prior to his position at CUWBC, Rob lead the Irish U-23 team. Before that, he was Assistant Coach at the men’s Cambridge University Boat Club. He coached the winning Goldie crews (the men’s reserve boats) in 2006 and 2007, and acted as Head Coach in 2008 when the club won the Stewards’ Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.
Rob’s attention to detail and endless strive for perfection permeates his squad, and he still creates an atmosphere of positive energy and collaboration. He succeeds in building squads in which his athletes simultaneously compete against each other all whilst always supporting each other. Rob is always open to chat and discuss any issues you may have. But if you go to him simply complaining, he’ll just tell you with a smile to ‘suck it up’.
“Seeing the students develop as athletes and as people is what I find so special and fun”