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Galvanek named Head Coach of the US Junior Men’s National Team

Casey Galvanek named Head Coach of the US Junior Men’s National Team

Casey Galvanek, currently the Executive Director/Head Coach of Sarasota Crew (’09) has been named as the Head Coach of the US Junior Men’s National Team. Casey has been coaching with Sarasota Crew since the fall of 2007. Brought on to teach sculling as the Sculling and Technical Director, Casey quickly helped Sarasota Crew add skill to its existing talent. He has lead Sarasota Crew to six straight Florida State Championship overall titles (’11 – ’16), in addition to earning multiple medals at Youth Nationals over the years.

For the past two years Casey has been demonstrating his passion for the sport at its highest level in Junior rowing by coaching the Junior Men’s National Team. Casey is not new to this challenge as he has previously coached several winning trials boats to the Junior and U23 World Championships. In his first year as a member of the Junior Men’s staff, Casey lead the Men’s 8+ to an impressive silver medal in 2015 at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Rio. This past year, at the 2016 World Junior Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Casey led the Men’s 4x to a bronze medal, the first-ever medal in this event for the US.

Steve Hargis, US Junior National Team Head Development Coach, is “looking forward to working with Casey to continue to build the Junior Men’s program. Casey has clearly demonstrated he has a natural talent to get the most out of any crew he works with and we are excited to see him in action as he leads the US Junior Men’s National Team this summer in Trakai”