Men's rowing adds Joey Civello to coaching staff
Joey Civello, a former Dolphin rower from 2006-09, has been named novice coach for the JU men’s rowing program.

Civello, who is a native of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., will assist JU head coach Jim Mitchell and assistant varsity coach Ed Oxlade with the varsity boats but will serve primarily as the head novice coach.

“We are excited for Joey to join our staff,” said Mitchell. “He knows how we do things within our program and he has a strong knowledge of training and racing. Joey will surely help develop our young members into fine racers.”

Prior to his return to JU, Civello coached at Stanton College Prep where he led the squad to the 2010 City Championships.

Civello began his rowing career as a walk-on novice at JU in 2006 and finished his collegiate rowing career with a silver medal at the Dad Vail Regatta. During his four-year career, he earned several medals and three state championships with the program while also comping on the JU men’s cross country team in 2007 and 2008.

Along with his work at JU, Civello is currently the team manager and competitive member of the Jax Beach Lifeguard Competition Team where he won the 3.5 mile open ocean swim in 2008 and the USLA South Atlantic Open International Ironman in 2010.

He graduated from JU in 2009 with bachelor degrees in marketing and geography.