Kristen Larson rejoined UCF in August 2013 after both a successful business career and rowing career with the Knights.
During her first season coaching the Knights, Larson saw great results with the 3v8 boat in spring 2014 clenching a 21-5 season.
Prior to her time on the UCF coaching staff, Kristen has coached a wide variety of rowing teams in the Central Florida area. From 2011-2013, Larson has coached the men's varsity, novice, middle school and adult programs at South Orlando Rowing Association (SORA).
From 2005-2007, Larson was an assistant coach for the Central Florida Men's Rowing club program, as well as the inaugural coach of the Central Florida Women's Club rowing program at UCF.
She has also been actively involved in the adaptive community working with organizations such as Lighthouse of Central Florida and the Amputee Coalition National Conference to teach visually impaired individuals as well as people who have suffered limb loss how to row.
In her personal time, Larson serves as the rowing instructor for the Orange County Fire Rescue Dept.
As a student athlete, Larson rowed all four years of college and was Co-Captain and Captain of the squad her junior and senior year respectively. Larson currently still competes in rowing events all across the country. Some of her recent accomplishments include gold at Masters Nationals Regatta in the eight in Camden, New Jersey & Sarasota, Fla., and gold at Masters Worlds Regatta in the eight in St. Catharines, Canada.
Larson graduated from UCF with two bachelor's degrees in Spanish as well as Interpersonal Communications. As a current graduate assistant, Larson is seeking a Masters in Sport & Exercise Science.