Rowing Canada Aviron reshuffles coaching hierarchy

The Rowing Service

Press Release: June 4, 1999

London, Ontario

Rowing Canada Aviron has realigned its coaching structure inpreparation for the 1999 World Championships in St. Catharines, Ontario, and the2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Diethelm Maxrath will now serve as the men's head coach and Al Morrow willcontinue as the women's head coach. Both the men's and women's teams includeheavyweight and lightweight divisions.

Maxrath was previously the Canadian team head coach and was actively coachingthe men's heavyweight crews. By directing all his attention to the men'sprogram, Maxrath will ensure that the athletes under his direction receive everysupport they need. Volker Nolte, who will continue to coach the lightweight men,will assist Maxrath.

Al Morrow has led the Canadian women's team to numerous medal performances atWorld Championships and Olympic Games. This season, Sarah Pape, who will coachthe lightweight women, will assist him.

Rowing Canada's intent is to provide its national team athletes with strong andeffective coaching leadership as they work toward their goal of gold medals atthe Sydney Olympics.

For more information, contact Jackie Skender, Director of Communications forRowing Canada Aviron at (519) 661-4234.