Pac-10 Men's and Women's Rowing Coach of the Year Announced (6/28/01)
June 28, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA's Steve Gladstone and WASHINGTON's Jan Harville have been named Pacific-10 Conference Men's and Women's Rowing Coach of the Year, respectively, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Gladstone led the California men to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national title this spring for the third consecutive year. California was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Rowing Coaches Poll throughout the year and completed the season undefeated. The Bears also won the Pac-10 Championships for the fourth straight year.
Gladstone earned his ninth Varsity Challenge Cup title, which ranks second to Cornell's Charles 'Pop' Courtney, who won 11 IRA's between 1901- 1915. The Coach of the Year honor is the fourth consecutive for Gladstone and fifth overall. Gladstone, who completed his fifth season in his second stint as head coach at California, also won the award in 1979.
Harville led the Husky women's rowing team to their third NCAA title this spring. Since NCAA competition began five years ago, Harville has led the Huskies to back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998, a third-place finish in 1999, a second-place showing in 2000 and another national championship this season. Her 2001 squad was ranked No. 1 in the west region throughout the year.
Harville also led the Huskies to their 10th consecutive Pac-10 title. She completed her 14th year at Washington, earning her eighth Coach of the Year honor.