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Phil Carney - Head Men's Crew Coach
(860) 685-2923- pcarney@wesleyan.edu

phil carney   A 1985 graduate of Trinity College where he was a co-captain of the Bantams varsity heavyweight crew, Phil is in his 28th year at Wesleyan and holds the rank of adjunct professor of physical education. Phil coached the frosh at Trinity for two seasons before coming to Wesleyan in 1987. Phil owns several medals won at the USRA Nationals as a member of the Pioneer Valley Rowing Association and has been active in coaching lightweight men since that time as well. He was a U.S. Rowing lightweight development coach in both 1988 and 1992. In 1993, Phil founded the Riverfront Recapture Rowing Club, a community rowing program serving the Hartford area. He continued in his role as head coach there through 1996. In the summer of 1997, Phil served as a guest coach at the Craftsbury Sculling Center in Vermont. In the summer of 1999, Phil took over the head coaching job for the Middletown parks and recreation department crew program and for several year fashioned a team that went on to compete during the fall at the Head of the Connecticut and the Head of the Charles Regattas. In 2008, all three of Phil’s varsity eight Wesleyan entries (first varsity-bronze, second varsity-silver and third varsity-bronze) captured a medal at the New England Rowing Championships.  His charges nearly repeated the effort in 2012-13 when the first varsity took fourth, the second varsity claimed third and the third varsity placed second.
Trevor Michelson - Assistant Coach
(860) 685-3994- tmichelson@wesleyan.edu

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      Entering his first year as men’s crew’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in 2014-15, Trevor Michelson joins the Cardinal staff after spending the past year as the men’s freshmen coach and women’s boatman at Fordham University. A 2013 graduate of Wesleyan with a B.A. in government, Trevor was a four-year varsity oarsman for the Cardinals. He earned first-team all-NESCAC honors and was a team co-captain and team MVP during his senior year.
     As a member of the New York Athletic Club, Trevor, a native of New York City, has won US Rowing Club and Canadian Henley Championships. In addition to coaching, he is continuing to train and pursue his masters degree at Wesleyan.  

Sam Factor - Volunteer Assistant Coach
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