COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chuck Rodosky has been named an assistant coach of the Ohio State rowing team head coach Andy Teitelbaum announced Thursday. Rodosky returns to the Buckeye state after serving as the Scarlet and Gray’s volunteer assistant coach from 2003-05.
“I am looking forward to getting started at Ohio State and working with the entire rowing staff,” Rodosky said. “I am also very excited about returning to Columbus and Ohio State and I am confident I will make the positive impact Andy wants.”
Teitelbaum is equally excited about brining Rodosky on board and expects him to make an immediate impact in the Buckeyes’ recruiting efforts.
“It's great having Chuck back at Ohio State,” Teitelbaum, who will enter his 15th season as the Buckeyes’ head coach in 2009-10, said. “He's done wonderful things for every program he's ever been associated with and we are excited about adding him to our staff. His energy and enthusiasm are infectious and his presence will immediately be helpful for our recruiting efforts on and off campus, as well as leading our novice program on the water.”
Most recently, Rodosky served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Iowa women’s rowing program. Rodosky helped lead the Hawkeye First Novice Eight to a third-place finish in the 2007 Big Ten Championships. The following year, the Second Novice Eight placed third behind Rodosky’s leadership. As part of his recruiting duties, Rodosky made significant strides in producing three novice eight’s. He also coached four or more novice walk-ons into the Second Varsity Eight for the Aramark South/Central Region Sprints every year since his arrival to Iowa City, in 2006.
Prior to his role at Iowa, Rodosky was an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., from 2005-06. Rodosky was able to bring in an unprecedented recruiting class in terms of numbers as the Bantams rowed two novice eight’s for the first time in program history. The First Novice Eight would finish the regular season undefeated and during postseason action were crowned New England champions and were runners-up in the ECAC championships. Rodosky and Trinity capped the 2006 season with a third-place team finish in the NCAA Division III championships.
Rodosky began his coaching career as the volunteer assistant coach at Ohio State. In three seasons with the Buckeyes, Rodosky helped guide several boats to Top 3 finishes at conference and regional championships. In 2005, the Scarlet and Gray’s Second Varsity Four were Aramark South/Central Region champions. As a team, Ohio State would conclude the 2005 season with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA championships. The First and Second Novice Eights finished as regional runners-up in 2003 and 2004, while the 2V4 and 2N8 were 2003 Big Ten Championships runners-up.
Possessing US Rowing Level III Coaching Certification, 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.
A rower at Bowling Green State University from 1995-1999 and team captain from 1997-1999, Rodosky earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1999.