TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
Muhl resigns as women's rowing coach
Jacksonville University women’s rowing coach Kris Muhl has resigned his position, effective immediately, after three seasons of leading the program, according to Director of Athletics Alan Verlander.
Muhl came to JU in 2009 and led the Dolphins as the women reclaimed their FIRA State Title in Women's Overall Points and had three boats (WV8, WV4, WF4) reach the semifinals at the Dad Vail Regatta.
In June of 2010, seniors Jennifer Barker, Kelly Burke and Jenna Manis capped one of the most successful seasons in JU women’s rowing by earning the National Scholar-Athlete Award for outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments as announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
Last season, the Varsity 8 placed in the Petite Final of the prestigious Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta for the first time in more than a decade. Following the season, sophomore Mary Mosier earned the National Scholar-Athlete Award for outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments and senior Danielle Fournier was named second team all-South Region by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
“I want to thank Kris for all of his work and dedication to our rowing program over the last three years,” Verlander said. “He took over our program at a difficult time and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Director of Rowing and men’s coach Jim Mitchell will now oversee both the men’s and women’s programs and Mike Peterson will be the interim women’s coach.