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Coaching Staff

Will Porter – Women’s Camp Co-Director

Will has been involved in rowing for 23 years. Will’s career as a national team oarsman was highlighted by a silver medal race in the 4- at the Pan American Games in 1991 and a bronze medal performance in the 8+ at the World Championships in 1993.

Will successfully coached at Stanford University, Rutgers University and Dartmouth College before he came to Yale as the novice women's coach. In 1999 Will was named Head Coach of the Yale Women's Crew. In the 99-00 season the Yale Varsity raced to a regular season record of 7-3 and qualified for the NCAA Championship.

Since '00 the Yale varsity has gone 32-12 with 5 consecutive NCAA Championship appearances, finishing as high as 2nd in 2004. He has been named New England Coach of the Year by the College Rowing Coaches Association in 2002 and 2004.

Will’s crews have won medals at the Eastern Sprints Championships and the NCAA Championship, they have also won the Intercollegiate Championship and Women's Henley. Will's varsity won the EAWRC Sprints in 2005 for the first time since 1979, and Will was named EAWRC Coach of the Year for 2005. In 2007, the Yale Varsity Women had a completely undefeated season, winning every race, including the EAWRC Sprints and the NCAA Women's Varsity Eight.

Andy Card – Men's Camp Co-Director

Andy Card is in his 27th year as Y150 Alumni Head Coach of Men's Lightweight Crew at Yale. His 2016 Yale varsity lightweight crew had an undefeated regular season, capped off with gold medals in the Eastern Sprints 1V and 2V races, as well as the Ivy League and Jope Cup team trophy championships. A silver medal at the IRA was followed by making the semi-finals on Saturday at Henley Royal Regatta.

As both the mentor for the Yale Lightweight Crew and as a U.S. National Team coach, his crews have won gold medals at the Sprints, the IRA Collegiate National Championships, the Head of the Charles, Henley Royal Regatta, and the World Rowing Championships.

Coach Card has won every gold medal there is to win in rowing, save an Olympic gold. As captain of the 1985 lightweight crew at Princeton, Coach Card won the Sprints three years out of four years, including an undefeated championship season in his senior year, including winning the Kennedy Cup at the IRA. Before assuming the head coaching duties at Yale, Card coached the Princeton freshman lightweight crew to two undefeated championship seasons.


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