Andrew Black enters his fourth season as the Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's crew coach. Black assumed his responsibilities at WashU on July 22, 2016.
In his first year at the helm, the Bears won gold in the women’s pair at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association championship and bronze in the freshmen men’s four at the American Collegiate Rowing Association national championship. WashU also garnered numerous medals at regional events and winning in all boat classes the Missouri state challenge event.
Black arrived on the Danforth Campus after spending seven years as Varsity Boys’ Coach for the St. Louis Rowing Club. He enjoyed success with the SLRC Boys’ team, winning the club's first-ever junior national championship in the boys' four in 2013 and following that up with a national championship in the junior men’s pair in 2016. Black learned to row over 30 years ago in high school on the River Thames in Reading, England, and later rowed for University College London.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from UCL in 1984, and received his PhD in philosophy from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1992. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Black has served as a teaching professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 1999.
Updated June 1, 2019