CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Anthony Brock and Emily Caflisch have joined the North Carolina rowing staff as assistant coaches, head coach Sarah Haney announced Tuesday. Brock will work primarily with the UNC novice squad, coaching beginning rowers and coxswains, and Caflisch will assist Haney with all aspects of the varsity program. "We're very excited to welcome Anthony and Emily to the Carolina Rowing family," Haney said. "They both bring great energy and excitement along with strong rowing backgrounds. Our student-athletes have welcomed them enthusiastically and we're all working hard toward a great year."
Brock comes to UNC with coaching experience on the collegiate, high school and club levels. He has served as an assistant coach of women's teams at the University of Connecticut and Boston College and was head coach of the women's club team and Director of Rowing at Northwestern University. He also has coached men's teams at Boston College and M.I.T., as well as boys' high school teams. He rowed all four years as an undergraduate at Ithaca College, from which he graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in exercise science.
"Anthony has many years of credible coaching experience that I know will benefit our program," Haney said. "He is very knowledgeable and personable and I know he will do a great job leading our novice program."
Caflisch most recently served on the staff at her alma mater, University of Wisconsin. She was a volunteer assistant coach for the women's lightweight team and also coached at summer camps. Prior to that position, she was a part-time assistant rigger for the program. She rowed at Wisconsin with the open-weight program and graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in history.
"Emily has already achieved many successes in her few years of coaching and I am looking forward to her experiences and insights as it relates to our program," Haney said. "She is hard-working and disciplined I know she will be a great asset to Carolina rowing."
The Tar Heels started novice tryouts on Aug. 27th and the varsity squad took the water for the first time on Tuesday. UNC's first fall competition is on Oct. 4 at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.