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Former University of Wisconsin women’s rowing associate head coach Nancy LaRocque has been hired as the head coach of Dartmouth College women’s rowing.
“I am incredibly excited and honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the women of Dartmouth rowing,” LaRocque said.
“I want to thank Athletic Director Harry Sheehy for bringing me on board and for his commitment to the growth and success of this program. The passion that Dartmouth College and the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing have is clearly expressed in the beautiful, world-class facilities on the Connecticut River. I am ready to build connections with the women of Dartmouth rowing, both present, and past.”
LaRocque currently serves as the president of the board of directors of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
Dartmouth director of athletics and recreation Harry Sheehy welcomed LaRocque to the Dartmouth community in a June 11 release.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome Nancy to the Big Green athletic family, the college and community at large,” Harry Sheehy said.
“She brings a terrific rowing background as a competitor and coach. Her passion and enthusiasm for working with student-athletes makes her a great fit for our team and college. I am looking forward to watching her move our program forward, and I believe the future of Dartmouth women’s rowing is bright.”
LaRocque, who has been coaching for more than 17 seasons in the women’s collegiate rowing world, helped lead the Badgers to six NCAA championship appearances.
Prior to coaching at the University of Wisconsin, LaRocque coached at the University of Tennessee, West Virginia University, and Vassar College.
LaRocque is a Dover, New Hampshire, native, and graduated from UMass Amherst in 1997 with a degree in legal studies and anthropology. During her time at UMass, LaRocque’s crew won three consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship titles.