CRF To Present Coaching Development Opportunity With Jim Granger

CRF will be offering a developmental opportunity for coaches of all levels on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Building A Successful Rowing Program From The Ground Up
with Jim Granger, Head Coach, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Former Men’s Head Coach, Thomas Jefferson High School, Alexandria, VA

In this two part program, Coach Granger will share his insights on how to work with both your athletes and your school/club to push your program that extra step toward success.

The morning session (9:30 a.m. – noon, refreshments will be provided/Location: TBD) will consist of a presentation and round table discussion focusing on topics such as:

– recruiting and retaining athletes
– gaining the support of your school/club
– getting parents/alumni involved
– working with tight budgets

The afternoon session (2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m./Location: CRF boathouse erg room) will take place in the erg room where Coach Granger will discuss training plans and approaches to improving your athletes skills. Each participating coach is allowed to bring one rower for this session and/or they can hop on the erg themselves!

Cost: one session $45 / both sessions $85
To register for this program, contact Kirk Lang, Executive Director of CRF, clevelandrowing@gmail.com or 216.308.4183


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In his 19 year career as both a scholastic and collegiate rowing coach, Jim Granger, has taken two struggling programs and built them into national powerhouses. Starting at Thomas Jefferson High School, he coached the men’s team to 6 consecutive state championships in 2002-07 and 3 national championships. He was named the Washington Post Coach of the Year in 2004 and many of his athletes went on to illustrious collegiate careers and beyond. Coach Granger continued his success by building the Florida Institute of Technology into a nationally recognized program with 6 SIRA championships and 2 consecutive Dad Vail wins in 2015-16, and was awarded the Jim Joy North American Coach of the year in 2012. Coach Granger began his rowing career as a member of one of Thomas Jefferson’s early teams and went on to row for 4 years at Boston University.

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