Coach Mike graduated from Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike competed on their varsity rowing team for all 4 years as a lightweight, and received medals from the Dad Vail Regatta, SIRA, Knecht Cup, and more, rowing under John Fife. Prior to St. Joe's Mike rowed for Pennsylvania Athletic Club with a second place finish in the Senior Lightweight 8+, at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta to his name. Mike also competed with the Atlanta Sculling Development Team under Curt Browder. Mike rowed 4 years at Saint Andrew Rowing Club with 3 invitations to the USRowing Youth Invitational: one in the varsity heavyweight 8+ (2005), one in the varsity lightweight 4+ (2005), and one in the varsity lightweight 8+ (2006). Currently Mike works for The Hartford Financial Services Group in Roswell.
Coach Rodd finished his third and final year as a rower for UCLA in 2014. In that time he medaled at WIRA three times (twice in the heavyweight varsity 8), selected to All WIRA First Team in 2014, competed twice at ACRA with the men's heavyweight varsity boat, and elected as Head Captain for his final season. After graduating, he spent a year as the assistant novice coach at his alma mater for the '14-'15 season. He completed a Masters in Analytics at Georgia Tech in 2016 and is excited to have the opportunity to coach the Women's Varsity squad, saying "It's going to be a good year."
International Results: Finished third in the lightweight eight at the 2013 World Rowing Championships. National Results: Won the lightweight eight at the 2013 World Championships Trials…Finished fourth in the lightweight single and third in the lightweight four at the 2013 Under 23 World Championships Trials...Won the varsity four at the 2013 ACRA Championships…Finished third at the 2012 Head of the Charles with Georgia Tech...Won the varsity four at 2011 Dad Vail Regatta...Won the lightweight double sculls at the 2009 USRowing National Championships.
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