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Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Rowing Champion Anna Goodale is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Ohio State women’s rowing team. Goodale works primarily with the Buckeye novices.
Goodale joined the Buckeye coaching staff after spending the 2014-15 school year as an assistant coach at Gonzaga. She helped the Bulldogs to a 17th-place team finish – the best in school history – at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Gonzaga earned an automatic birth to the national championships after winning the West Coast Conference title.
One of the most decorated U.S. rowers in recent memory, Goodale enjoyed an outstanding career with the U.S. National Team prior to coaching. She was a member of the U.S. women’s eight that captured gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as a member of four world championships and three world cups in the women’s eight. She was also a key contributor in record-setting boats at the Henley Regatta and the Head of the Charles Regatta.
A four-year member of the rowing team at Syracuse from 2001-2005, Goodale, a former walk-on, worked her way to First Team All-America honors in 2003 and 2005 and second-team accolades in 2004. In 2005 she received the Soladay Award, the most prestigious award given to a student-athlete by the Department of Athletics at Syracuse.
In addition to rowing at an elite level, Goodale is also an established illustrator. An illustration major at Syracuse, she works primarily in watercolor and pastel though is experienced in many mediums.
Goodale, a native of Camden, Maine, was inducted into the Maine Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015. She has a son, Corbin Avery.
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