CUBC are extending their investment in athlete development by further strengthening their coaching team.
The Chief Coach will lead an enlarged Coaching Team with two newly created roles; a Senior Assistant Coach and a Development Coach.
The new Senior Assistant Coach will be Ed Green, a 38-year-old originally from Berkhamsted. He was Head Coach at University College Cork in Ireland, and before moving out to Ireland he was development Coach at Molesey Boat Club, supporting athlete development at a domestic and international level. He has coached numerous crews to wins at Henley Royal Regatta and helped athletes to earn their international vests at the U23 World Championships.
As Senior Assistant Coach, Ed will hold a key supporting role in preparing the CUBC squad for the annual University Boat Race, as well as National Trials and summer regattas. He will also have specific responsibility for coaching Goldie, the CUBC Reserve Crew.
On his appointment to the position Ed Green said; “I am very pleased to have been chosen to help the club capitalise on its momentum from recent years. This is one of the most brutal rowing races to be involved with; it is unpredictable and – rower or not – everyone takes a side. The environment is high-pressured and there is only one race that matters. This combination of factors is the main attraction for me, and I am really looking forward to joining the new team at CUBC.”
Chief Coach Steve Trapmore, MBE believes that this new position further strengthens the CUBC programme. “Ed is a great addition to the coaching team at CUBC. There was a huge amount of interest in this new role. Ed’s experience in developing scholar-athletes in the UK and Ireland together with his approach to coaching set him apart from everyone else. I very much look forward to working with him as we prepare for the 2015 and subsequent BNY Mellon Boat Races.”