Oxford University Boat Club this week announced the appointment of Mark Fangen-Hall as the new Men’s Head Coach. Mark will transition from his current role at Eton College to join Oxford in time for the 2025 Boat Race season.

At Eton College, Mark has been the Coach of the Eight and a key member of the coaching team for the successful Great Britain’s Under 23 programme.

Mark brings a wealth of experience from an impressive coaching career that spans the globe. His previous roles include coaching at Cambridge University Boat Club in 2005, Queen’s University Belfast, and Mercantile Rowing Club in Australia. While in Australia, he advanced to Senior Coach for Rowing Australia in Canberra, where he contributed significantly to the women’s programmes. Notably, he coached the Australian Women’s Eight at the Rio Olympic Games.

Anna Troup, Chair of Oxford University Boat Club said,

“I’m delighted that Mark has accepted the position as men’s head coach and look forward to him joining the Club in July. He has tremendous experience to share as we seek to reinvigorate the Club’s success. With Allan French leading our women’s programme and now, Mark leading the men’s programme our athletes have much to look forward to over the coming Boat Race campaigns.”

Mark said,

“It’s an honour to lead the men’s coaching team at OUBC. It is a very exciting time for the Club as the Men’s, Women’s and Lightweight teams come together as a single club. I am looking forward to bringing my experiences from around the world to Oxford and plan to bring victory and enjoyment in equal measure.”