April 16 - 22, 2013
April 9-15. 2013
April 2 - April 8, 2013
March 26 - April 1, 2013
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Andy Teitelbaum has entered his 17th season as the head coach of the Buckeyes. As the only coach of the Ohio State rowing program since its inception in 1995, Teitelbaum most recently led the Scarlet and Gray to its third Big Ten title in 2011. Previously, the Teitelbaum-led Buckeyes won conference titles in 2002 and 2006. Additionally, Ohio State is one of only four programs to qualify for the NCAA championships for 12 consecutive seasons, joining the ranks of Brown, Princeton and Washington.
During his tenure, the three-time conference and central region coach of the year has produced 18 Collegiate All-Americans, including 10 first team honorees. Additionally, Teitelbaum has coached 44 All-Central Region selections and 35 All-Big Ten recipients.
Academically, 43 student-athletes have earned CRCA Scholar-Athlete laurels, while 267 have been named Academic All-Big Ten. Finally, Teitelbaum has witnessed 601 Buckeyes earn Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
While the Buckeyes certainly have produced impressive results in the classroom, Ohio State also has maintained inspiring outcomes on the water. The 2011 Big Ten title at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., was won in dramatic fashion and that result eventually paved the way for a 10th place finish at the NCAA championships. In a Big Ten championship that came down to the final race, then-10th-ranked Ohio State held a slim three-point lead with 88 points over Wisconsin and a nine point advantage over Michigan entering the First Varsity Eight race. A win or runner-up finish by the Buckeyes, Badgers or Wolverines would lock up the championship for that team. With Michigan State winning the race, Ohio State managed to cross the line at 6:20.53 for second place and the title.
On the national stage, the Buckeyes posted their best finish in 2007 with a third-place finish, largely paced by the First Varsity Eight's silver-medal finish. Prior to its historical run at the NCAA championships, Ohio State secured its fifth consecutive Central Region crown. Beginning the season on just as high a note as they ended it, Ohio State defeated then-No. 1 and defending national champion Princeton and reached as high as third in the national polls.
The Buckeyes were continuing their climb as one of the top programs in the country in 2006. During the campaign, the Scarlet and Gray won its second Big Ten championship courtesy of Grand Final victories by the First and Second Varsity Eights. Teitelbaum was later named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time in his career (2002), complementing his three CRCA Central Region Coach of the Year awards from 2002-2004. It was also during the 2006 campaign Ninett Kossowsky garnered Big Ten Rower of the Year accolades.
Another memorable year for Teitelbaum came in 2004 when the Buckeyes reached the top of the national rankings and held the No. 1 standing for five-consecutive weeks. The First Varsity Eight was undefeated in dual races (8-0) throughout the regular season and garnered four-consecutive Big Ten Boat of the Week honors. Annabelle Fago, a member of the First Varsity Eight, eventually became a four-time All-America selection and was the second Buckeye to garner Big Ten Freshman of the Year accolades (Phaedra Giblin - 2000).
As one of just three teams in the conference to own more than one league title, Teitelbaum and the Buckeyes' first Big Ten championship came in 2002. Four boats, the First and Second Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Four and First Novice Eight won their Grand Final races. Conny Kirsch (1999-02) 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.
Four 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 2000-03 letterwinner Maxi Meissner 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. Just this past year, current assistant coach Diana "Didi" Albrecht was inducted as part of the Class of 2011.
A native of Plainview, N.Y., Teitelbaum spent seven years as head coach of the Rutgers women's rowing team. 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 in 1995, Rutgers won the IRA Regatta "Women's Points Trophy."
Before taking over as head coach at Rutgers, Teitelbaum served as the freshman lightweight men's coach. At RU, his boats raced for a dual record of 15-1, with his first boat 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 - 487-224 (.685)
Second Varsity Eight - 442-182 (.708)
Varsity Four - 413-219 (.653)
Second Varsity Four - 193-79 (.710)
Novice Eight - 265-186 (.588)
Second Novice Eight - 121-102 (.543)
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 in 1987; Women's Head Coach, Rutgers 1988-1995; Head Coach, Ohio State 1995-Present
Coaching Highlights: Three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2002, 2006, 2011); three-time Central Region Coach of the Year (2002-04); 12-consecutive NCAA championship appearances (2000-11); five-consecutive Central Region titles (2003-07); three Big Ten championships (2002, 2006, 2011); won points trophy at 1995 IRA National Championships at Rutgers
Student-Athletes Accomplishments: Teitelbaum has coached 18 CRCA All-America selections, including 10 first-team honorees, 44 All-Central Region rowers, 34 All-Big Ten honorees and two Big Ten Rowing Athlete of the Years, most recently Ninett Kossowsky in 2006. Four student-athletes have been inducted into Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame- Conny Kirsch, Maxi Meissner, Karla Fiserova and Diana Albrecht. He has produced 43 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes, 267 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and 601 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes
Away from Rowing: Hobbies include playing piano as well as yoga and wood working