Aug. 29-30 was a weekend to remember for Ohio State women's rowing
Buckeyes win 14 out of 15 races
Ohio State gathered to celebrate its 2014 national championship Sunday, Sept. 7, at The Blackwell.
In his sixth season as an assistant coach at Ohio State, Chuck Rodosky primarily works with the first and second novice eight crews.
Rodosky helped the first novice eight to a silver medal and the second novice eight to a bronze medal at the 2014 Big Ten Championships as Ohio State won its second consecutive Big Ten title and third in four years with a championship-record 164 points. After conquering the Big Ten, the Buckeyes were victorious at the NCAA championships for the second year in a row.
In 2013, Rodosky guided the first novice eight to a second-consecutive gold medal at the Big Ten championships, earning 14 points toward the team's 160-point total. The Scarlet and Gray went on to win the 2013 Big Ten Championship and the 2013 NCAA Championship.
At the 2012 Big Ten Championships, Rodosky led the Buckeyes to a gold medal in the first novice eight and a silver medal in the second novice eight, earning 20 points toward the team total of 145. In 2011, Rodosky coached the first novice eight to a silver medal and the second novice eight to a bronze at the Big Ten championships. Both performances helped Ohio State secure its third conference title.
In 2010, Rodosky guided the first novice eight to a third-place finish and the second novice eight to a second-place showing at the Big Ten championships. In addition, the first novice eight advanced to the Grand Final at the South/Central Region Sprints, placing third overall.
Prior to his role with Ohio State, Rodosky served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Iowa women's rowing program (2006-10). Rodosky guided the Hawkeye first novice eight to a third-place finish at the 2007 Big Ten Championships and the second novice eight to a third-place finish at the 2008 Big Ten Championships. Rodosky made significant strides in recruiting, producing three novice eight crews. He also advanced several novice athletes onto the varsity team each year to race at the Aramark South/Central Region Sprints.
Before coaching at Iowa, Rodosky was an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. (2005-06). Rodosky brought in an unprecedented recruiting class in terms of numbers as the Bantams fielded a first and second novice eight for the first time in program history. The first novice eight finished the season with an undefeated record, capturing a New England Rowing Conference championship and placing second at the ECAC championships. Trinity concluded the 2006 season with a third-place team finish at the NCAA Division III championships.
Rodosky began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State. In three seasons with the Buckeyes (2003-05), Rodosky guided several boats to Top-3 finishes at both conference and regional championships. In 2005, the Scarlet and Gray second varsity four captured an Aramark South/Central Region Championship. As a team, Ohio State concluded the 2005 season with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA championships. The first and second novice eights finished second at the Central Region championships in 2003 and 2004, while the second varsity four and second novice eight both placed second at the 2003 Big Ten Championships.
Rodosky also has experience coaching at U.S. national development camps. He participated in the 2000 NYAC U.S. Development Camp as well as the 2001 Nereid U.S. Development Camp. He also holds US Rowing Level III coaching certification.
A rower (1995-99) and team captain (1997-99) at Bowling Green State University, Rodosky earned his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1999.
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