NEW YORK, NY – Previously an assistant coach on the Men’s Heavyweight Rowing Team, Curry has been with Columbia for four years already and “couldn’t be more excited” to start with the Women’s Program.
Throughout his time on the Men’s team, the Heavyweights were consistently ranked in the nation’s top-20 and had two top-10 finishes both in 2015 and 2016. No stranger to the Ivy League, Curry served as lightweight assistant coach at Harvard and head coach of the freshmen boats at his alma mater, Dartmouth.
The change in leadership comes from the previous coach, Scott Ramsey’s, contract reaching its end. After six years of acting as head coach, Ramsey’s contract was not renewed due to years of negative feedback from the team. Coach Curry, however, has announced that both assistant coaches, Samantha Warren and Colleen Irby, will be continuing with the program.
The women’s team has responded very well to the news. Athletes of every grade welcome the new direction the team is taking. Curry’s vision for the program is a three-pronged attack started in early fall. He wants the main focuses to be efficiency, effort, and development of skill. Last year five out of six boats made it to the grand finals at the Ivy League Championships, the top finishers being the Varsity Four C placing 4th and the Varsity Four B placing 5th.
This coming year the group has set their sights high and plans to climb up those rankings to claim championships. Good luck to the women’s team and let’s go lions!