position Assistant Coach
Kate Sweeney returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach for the Buckeyes in August 2016. She comes back to Ohio State after spending the previous year as a volunteer assistant at California-Berkeley, helping the Bears to a national championship in May.
“I’m thrilled to be back at Ohio State and to work with Andy, the staff and the incredible student-athletes that make up this program,” Sweeney said. “Ohio State rowing is tireless in its pursuit of excellence and success at the highest level of competition and I cannot wait to get to work.”
Prior to her one season in Berkeley, Sweeney spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Indiana where she was responsible for all aspects of the walk-on program, including recruiting, development and training. She helped the Hoosiers to 11th-place finishes at the NCAA championships in 2014 and 2015.
During both her seasons in Bloomington Sweeney and the IU coaching staff was named the 2014 and 2015 CRCA Regional Staff of the Year and earning National Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2014 after guiding the Hoosiers to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA championship.
As a student-athlete at Ohio State from 2009-12 she was a two-time top-five finisher at the NCAA Rowing Championships and a Big Ten Champion in 2011. She also was a four-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a distinguished scholar in 2011 and 2012. She is in the process of finishing her master’s degree from Saint Mary’s College.