Women's Rowing (Coach): 1973-2003
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Class of 2003
Dennis Kamrad was UCF's first and only women's rowing coach until his retirement in 2003 guiding the program for its first 30 seasons. He began his coaching career at UCF in 1973 and oversaw the sport during its club years and then during its elevation to varsity status at UCF in 1996.
Kamrad was chosen 1997 prestigious Dad Vail Regatta Coach of the Year and the lightweight 8+ trophy at the Dad Vail and at the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships bears his name.
Kamrad guided the Lightweight 8+ to the gold medal at the Dad Vail in 1994 and 1995. He has compiled 15 total Dad Vail victories, seven consecutive FIRA State Championships beginning in 1997. He has 13 total race victories at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships, including a gold medal in the Lightweight 8+ in 2001 and 2003.
He also served two terms on the board of USRowing.