Head Coach

Trish Brubaker

Trish Brubaker is entering her third year as Head Coach of UChicago Crew. Trish comes to UChicago after serving 8 years as the Head Coach of Men's and Women's Rowing at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Trish is the most successful coach in Lafayette College Crew history. Under Trish's coaching, Lafayette College Crew consistently medaled at the Dad Vail Regatta. Lafayette also earned medals from the Head of the Charles, the Head of the Schuykill, the Knecht Cup, and posted top finishes at C.R.A.S.H.-B.s. Under Trish’s leadership, Lafayette Crew grew from 24 members to 70 and fundraising revenue increased threefold.

Prior to Lafayette, Trish competed in the elite ranks of sculling under the coaching of legendary coach Igor Grinko, racing in the 2003 Pan Game Trials, 2003 World Championship Trials, and the 2004 Olympic Trials. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago.

Novice Women's Coach

Tara Kline

Tara rowed at Purdue University as a lightweight, and currently rows masters lightweight with Lincoln Park Boat Club while coaching University of Chicago. She is also a photography studio manager and a bike courier here in Chicago She is excited to be a part of UChicago Crew.

Novice Men's Coach

Brian Hughes

Brian began rowing at the University of Rochester in 2009, racing competitively in lightweight events throughout his four years at the school. After graduating in 2013, Brian became the freshman coach at Rochester, and coached the Men's Novice 4+ to a grand final finish at ACRAs in 2014. Brian came to the University of Chicago in the fall of 2014, and is a current student at the Divinity School. He hopes to be a part of UChicago crew for many years to come.