Women's Rowing

Andy Teitelbaum

Last College:

Head Coach

19 Years

Graduating Year:

Andy Teitelbaum


Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013


Athletics Good Stuff

April 9-15. 2013


Athletics Good Stuff

April 2 - April 8, 2013


Athletics Good Stuff

March 26 - April 1, 2013


Ohio State Scholar-Athletes to Be Recognized Monday

Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner


2014 Awards Banquet

Ohio State gathered to celebrate its 2014 national championship Sunday, Sept. 7, at The Blackwell.


Ohio State at the Morning Sports Report

Gene Smith & several Buckeye student-athletes spoke Thursday morning at the GCSC Morning Sports Report.

The 2013 Big Ten Coach of the Year and 2013 CRCA Division I and Central Region Coach of the Year, Andy Teitelbaum is in his 19th season as the head coach of the Buckeyes. As the only head coach of the Ohio State rowing program since its inception in 1995, Teitelbaum most recently led the Scarlet and Gray to its first NCAA National Championship and its fourth Big Ten Championship. Previously, the Teitelbaum-led Buckeyes won a national title in 2012 (first varsity four) and conference titles in 2002, 2006 and 2011. Under his guidance, Ohio State has become one of only four programs to qualify for the NCAA Championships for 14 consecutive seasons, joining the ranks of Brown, Princeton and Washington.

The four-time conference and central region coach of the year has produced 18 Collegiate All-Americans, including 13 first team honorees. Additionally, Teitelbaum has coached 34 All-Central Region selections and 36 All-Big Ten recipients.

Academically, 34 student-athletes have earned CRCA Scholar-Athlete laurels, while 149 have been named Academic All-Big Ten. Teitelbaum has guided 364 Buckeyes to Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.

On the national stage, the Buckeyes posted their best team finish in 2013, capturing their first NCAA National Championship in addition to claiming national titles in the first varsity four and second varsity eight. In doing so, the Buckeyes became the first Big Ten rowing program and the first women's program at Ohio State to win an NCAA National Championship. In a record-setting year for Ohio State rowing, the Buckeyes won a second consecutive national title in the first varsity four, which had previously brought home the program's first national title in 2012. In addition, the second varsity eight closed out the season with a perfect 12-0 record (compiling a 17-0 regular season record dating back to March 24, 2012) and its first national title.

The Scarlet and Gray ranked within the Top 5 for all but one week throughout the 2013 campaign, including one week at No. 1. Junior Claire-Louise Bode became the first rower under Teitelbaum to earn Ohio State Female Athlete of the Year honors and the third rower to be named Big Ten Rowing Athlete of the Year.

Ohio State captured its fourth conference title at the 2013 Big Ten Championships. In a tightly contested championship, the Buckeye first varsity eight clinched the team title after placing first in the final race of the morning to tally 63 points toward the team total and championship record 160 points. Altogether, Teitelbaum coached five of seven crews (first novice eight, third varsity four, first varsity four, second varsity eight and first varsity eight) to gold medals.

The 2011 Big Ten Championship at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., was won by the Buckeyes in dramatic fashion, eventually paving the way for a 10th place finish overall at the 2011 NCAA Championships. No. 10 Ohio State held a slim three-point lead over Wisconsin and a nine-point advantage over Michigan heading into the final race. A win or runner-up finish from the first varsity eight by the Buckeyes, Badgers or Wolverines would lock up the championship for that team. Ohio State crossed the line in 6:20.53 to take second place behind Michigan State, capturing its third Big Ten title.

Ohio State won its second Big Ten Championship in 2006, courtesy of first-place finishes by the first and second varsity eights. Teitelbaum was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, complementing his three CRCA Central Region Coach of the Year awards (2002-04). The 2006 campaign also saw Ninett Kossowsky garner Big Ten Rower of the Year accolades.

The Buckeyes reached the top of the national rankings in 2004, holding the No. 1 ranking for five consecutive weeks. The first varsity eight went undefeated in dual races (8-0) throughout the regular season, garnering four consecutive Big Ten Boat of the Week honors. Annabelle Fago, a member of the first varsity eight, became the second Buckeye to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Year accolades (Phaedra Giblin, 2000).

Teitelbaum and the Buckeyes' first Big Ten championship came in 2002 after four crews (first novice eight, second varsity four, second varsity eight and first varsity eight) won their respective Grand Final races. Conny Kirsch became Ohio State's first Big Ten Rower of the Year honoree and was the first rower in conference history to earn three First Team All-Big Ten honors.

Five of Teitelbaum's former student-athletes have earned the prestigious distinction of being inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. Kirsch was the program's first inductee in 2007, while Maxi Meissner (2000-03) solidified her place in Ohio State athletics history with her 2008 honor. In 2009, Karla Fiserova (2001-03) became the third rower to earn the coveted status. Former assistant coach Diana "Didi" Albrecht (2002-05) was inducted as part of the Class of 2011 while Ninett Kossowsky (2002-06) was inducted as a member of the Class of 2013.

A native of Plainview, N.Y., Teitelbaum spent seven years as head coach of the Rutgers women's rowing team prior to taking over as head coach at Ohio State. At Rutgers, he developed a competitive program consisting primarily of novice walk-ons. His teams took Top 10 finishes at the Eastern championships in five of his seven years as head coach and Rutgers won the Women's Points Trophy at the 1995 IRA Regatta.

Before taking over as head coach at Rutgers, Teitelbaum served as the freshman lightweight men's coach. Under his leadership, Rutgers' crews raced for a dual record of 15-1, with his first crew posting an undefeated regular-season record. The team went on to take a silver medal at the Eastern championships.

Teitelbaum graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers in 1987. He resides in Columbus with his wife, Jennifer. He has a son, Benjamin.

Ohio State Career Record

Varsity Eight - 545-233 (.700)

Second Varsity Eight - 506-185 (.732)

Varsity Four - 478-221 (.683)

Second Varsity Four - 223-86 (.721)

Novice Eight - 292-200 (.593)

Second Novice Eight - 145-119 (.549)

Teitelbaum Quick Facts

Born: March 1965

Hometown: Plainview, N.Y.

High School: Bethpage High School

Alma Mater: Rutgers, '87 (B.A. in Economics)

Coaching Career: Assistant coach, Rutgers, 1987; Women's Head Coach, Rutgers 1988-1995; Head Coach, Ohio State 1995-Present

Coaching Highlights: Four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2002, 2006, 2011, 2013); four-time Central Region Coach of the Year (2002-04, 2013); 14-consecutive NCAA championship appearances (2000-13); five-consecutive Central Region titles (2003-07); one NCAA National Championship (2013); four Big Ten Championships (2002, 2006, 2011, 2013); Women's Points Trophy at 1995 IRA National Regatta

Student-Athlete Accomplishments: Teitelbaum has coached 18 CRCA All-America selections including 13 first-team honorees, 34 All-Central Region rowers, 36 All-Big Ten honorees, one Ohio State Female Athlete of the Year and three Big Ten Rowing Athlete of the Year selections, most recently Claire-Louise Bode in 2013. Five student-athletes have been inducted into Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame - Conny Kirsch (2007), Maxi Meissner (2008), Karla Fiserova (2009), Diana Albrecht (2011) and Ninett Kossowsky (2013). Teitelbaum has produced 34 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes, 149 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and 364 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.

Away from Rowing: Hobbies include playing piano as well as yoga and wood working

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