Andy Teitelbaum Named Big Ten Coach of the Year

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COLUMBUS, OhioAndy Teitelbaum, head coach of the 10th-ranked Ohio State rowing team, was named 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday. It is the third time Teitelbaum has earned the distinction as he was named coach of the year in 2002 and 2006. The 2011 Big Ten Champion, the Buckeyes also won the league title in 2002 and 2006. 
In his 16th season as head coach of the Buckeyes, Teitelbaum coached Ohio State to six Top 3 finishes at the most recent Big Ten championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., this past Sunday. Gold-medal performances by the Second Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Four helped the Scarlet and Gray compile 142 points and earn a bid to the NCAA championships, which will take place May 27-29 on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
More on Coach Teitelbaum 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: Has coached 16 CRCA All-America selections, including 10 first team honorees, 40 All-Central Region rowers, 35 All-Big Ten honorees and two Big Ten Rowing Athletes of the Year, most recently Ninett Kossowsky in 2006. For three-consecutive years (2007-09), a rower – Conny Kirsch, Maxi Meissner and Karla Fiserova – were inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. He has produced 33 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes, 242 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and 556 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.