Rudy Ryback begins his third season as the head men's and women's crew coach at Washington University in St. Louis, and seventh overall.
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In his previous capacity, Ryback was responsible for teaching, training and racing novice crews as well as assisting in the instruction of the varsity crews. During his tenure with the program, the Bears won the point’s trophy in the University Rowing Association Championships three out of the last four years.
In addition to his assistant coaching experience at Washington University, Ryback served as the varsity assistant and novice juniors coach for the St. Louis Rowing Club the past three years.
Additionally, he served as coach of the St. Louis Rowing Club’s adult recreational rowing program (2008-09) and adult sculling program (summer 2010). Ryback also spent time as the head coach of the Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club in Seward, Alaska, during summer 2008, and the G-Row middle school assistant coach for Community Rowing Incorporated in spring 2006.
A native of St. Louis, Ryback’s rowing experience includes four years as a collegiate oarsman at the University of Colorado at Boulder (2001-05) and three years as a junior rower and sculler with the St. Louis Rowing Club (1998-2000) in addition to having attended several U.S. Rowing camps at the Riverside Boat Club.
Ryback received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and psychology from Colorado in 2005, and is pursuing a master’s degree in sports management at Missouri Baptist University. He and his wife, Wendy, were married on January 9, 2012.