Coaches

The New York Athletic Club offers its members some of the finest coaching in the country. These individuals have earned their place at the New York Athletic Club with their impressive backgrounds and coaching skills.



NYAC ROWING COACHING STAFF

Vincent Ventura, Rowing Chairman & Head Coach, Women's Rowing

Kevin Murphy, Head Coach, Men's Rowing; Recruiting Coordinator

Mike Zimmer , Elite Coach, International Projects

John FX Flynn , Assistant Coach, Men's & Women's Rowing




  Vincent Ventura

Currently: Chairman of the New York Athletic Club Rowing Program; Women's Head Coach

Coaching Accomplishments:
- Coach, '84 Olympics (Women's 1X, Carly Geer, Silver)
- Assistant Coach, Men's Sculling, '80 Olympic team
- Coach, multiple World Championships (Men's Lt 1Xs and 2Xs; Larry Klecatsky: Silver Lt 2X, Bronze Lt 2X, Worlds and Paul Fuchs: Gold Lt 1X, '87 Pan Am games; Silver Lt 2x, Silver 1X, Bronze 1X, Worlds)
- Coach, over a dozen US National Team members
- Coach of numerous National Championship crews in sweep and sculling

A National Champion during his days as a competitive rower, Vinny serves as the Rowing Chairman and provides year- round leadership directing the program. He devotes his time both to the men's team and women's team, which he helped establish at the NYAC. In addition, he has served on a number of US Rowing initiatives. Most recently the High Performance Committee and the National Championship Review Committee.

 
 Kevin Murphy
Kcmurphy63@gmail.com


Currently: New York Athletic Club Head Coach, Men's Rowing; Recruiting Coordinator
Experience/ Accomplishments:
- 11th year coaching for the NYAC
- Coach, USA LM4-, XVI Pan American Games 2011
- Men's Team winners of Sulger Barnes trophy for top Men's Program in 2006. 2nd in '05, '07, '10, 12
- Coached multiple National Champions and Canadian Henley Champions in both sweeps and sculls
- Director of Rowing and Men's Head Coach, Iona College 1999 - 2004
- Men's Head Coach, Manhattan College, 1997 - 1998

Other:
- 10 year NYAC athlete and multiple National Champion in both sweep and sculling
- Competitor in 1988 and 1992 Olympic Trials, 1990 Pan Am Trials
- Works full-time for IBM in White Plains, New York


Mike Zimmer


For the NYAC: Elite Coach, International Projects
Currently: Director of Rowing, Heavyweight Men's Head Coach, Columbia University
Experience/ Accomplishments:
- Six years as Varsity coach of the Columbia University Lightweights
- Three years as Varsity coach of the Columbia University Women
- 1996 EARC Lightweight Coach of the Year - Coach the Lions to a bronze medal finish at the 1996 IRA Regatta
International Coaching Accomplishments:
- Coach, u23 Men's Lightweight 4, '05 u23 World Championships (4th place)
- Coach, US Lightweight 8, World Championships '02 (bronze), '03 (silver), '04 (5th place)
- Coach, Nation's Cup Men's 8, '01 (silver)

Other:
Zimmer began coaching in the Lightweight program at Princeton University, his alma mater. In 1990, his Tiger Freshman Lightweights were undefeated and won the Eastern Sprints, and his Freshman Four took third at the I.R.A. Regatta.
Zimmer was a member of Princeton's successful 1988 lightweight crew and stroked the 1986 Junior Varsity EARC and IRA Fours. Zimmer rowed with the Lightweight Pre-Elite Team in 1987 and the Junior National Team in 1984.
 
  John FX Flynn

For the NYAC: Assistant Coach for Men's and Women's rowing
Currently:
- Assistant Coach, US Naval Academy heavyweights 2009 - present
Experience/ Accomplishments:
- Novice Coach, University of Minnesota 2003 - 2009
- Assistant Coach, US Lightweight 8, 2002 - 2004
- Coach of US Pan Am Lightweight 4- in 2003
- Novice Coach, Fairfield University, 2002 - 2003
- Varsity Women's Head Coach, Manhattan College, 1997 - 1998
- Head Coach, St. Thomas Moore School, 1995 - 1996
- Freshman Men's Coach, The College of William and Mary, 1994 - 1995
- Cornell Varsity Heavyweight Manager, 1991 - 1994








       
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