Jon Allbin To Become Fireman

Sept. 7, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Jon Allbin has resigned as Stanford men's rowing assistant coach. He is dedicated to pursuing a career as a fireman. Jon has been the key component in the recent surge of Stanford rowing. He coached three shells of Stanford underclassmen at this year's IRA regatta to gold medals. During his tenure the Cardinal captured four IRA championships, three San Diego Crew Classic gold's (one Copley Cup, two Open Eight's), and one Windermere Real Estate Regatta Championship.

Jon also developed the Stanford Rowing Camps, contributed greatly to the Strides for Life/Dylan Capell Colon Cancer walk-a-thon and dinner for Colon Cancer awareness, and helped establish the WIndermere Real Estate Regatta.

'Jon was hamstrung by the proliferation of rowing scholarships in the past six years in men's west coast rowing,' said Director of Rowing and head men's crew coach Craig Amerkhanian. 'His crew's competed despite limited recruited admits and resources. Jon was one of my first recruits who exemplified the blue collar mantra of the working student-athlete. He truly 'worked in the fields getting his back burned and worked beneath the wheel getting his facts learned.'* Stanford rowing prospered under his direction.'

Pete Giese has assumed the assistant men's coaching position vacated by Jon.

*Badlands by Bruce Springsteen

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