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Marc DeRose began his second stint as an assistant coach at UCF in August 2011.DeRose serves as the Knights' recruiting coordinator and assists with the varsity squad. He previously worked at UCF in 2008-09.

DeRose spent the 2010-11 year at the head of rowing at the St. George's School in Vancouver, British Columbia. The school's men's eight boat won the 2011 national title. The previous year, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Miami women's team.

Prior to originally accepting the position with the Black and Gold, DeRose served as the head coach of the lightweight squad at Columbia University from 2002-07. While at Columbia, DeRose's squad won all of its cup races during the 2003 season, a feat that had never been accomplished by the team in Columbia history, while the varsity team finished in second place in the Ivy League and the IRA National Championships that same season. Three years later, DeRose led the varsity team to a fourth-place finish at the IRA National Championships.

During the summer of 2007, DeRose served as the men's sweep coach for the US Rowing U23 Team, where he recruited, selected and prepared the LM4- for the U23 World Championships. DeRose served in a similar role in the summer of 2002 with the Ottawa Rowing Club, where he was also the men's sweep coach for the Canadian U23 team. His lightweight 2- team claimed the Canadian U23 National Championship crown and his lightweight 4- claimed national runner-up honors. For his work, DeRose was named the 2002 Coach of the Year by the Ottawa Rowing Club.

DeRose was also the men's sculling coach for the Guatemalan National Team from 2004-05. In that position, DeRose prepared the lightweight 1x for competition at the 2005 World Championships.

Prior to his stint at Columbia University, DeRose was the head men's rowing coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1999-2002. While with the Minutemen, DeRose led the team to its best competitive record in over 20 years with a varsity third-place finish at the ECAC Championship in 2000, three freshmen first-place finishes in 2001 and a varsity second-place finish at the New England Championship in 2002.

DeRose began his career in Montreal, Canada, in 1996 with the Montreal Rowing Club as the junior women's coach, while also working as the junior women's provincial coach for the Quebec Rowing Association and the assistant women's junior team coach for Rowing Canada during his four-year term.

DeRose graduated from Trent University with honors in 1996 with a bachelor's of science degree in biology and environmental science. He then earned a master's of science degree from McGill University in biology with a concentration on quantitative genetics in 1999.

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