WATERVILLE, Maine – Emma Taylor has been hired as the assistant coach for women's crew.
Taylor began her coaching career with the Radcliffe Heavyweights novices in the fall of 2016. From there, she moved to Thayer Academy, where she started as the Women's Assistant Coach. She moved to Head Girls Varsity Coach in fall of 2017 and Program Director and Head Varsity Boys and Girls Coach in Spring 2018, where she stayed for 2 years. Most recently, Taylor spent the 2019 summer coaching camps with the US Rowing Women's U19 Mid-Atlantic Olympic Development Program in Philadelphia, PA.
Head Coach Stewart Stokes looks forward to the addition of Taylor to his program, adding, "We are excited to welcome Emma to Colby and to Colby Crew. Her rowing and coaching experience, enthusiasm for the process, knowledge of the sport and passion for working with young people, will make an immediate impact on our team and the Colby community."
As an athlete, Taylor rowed four years at Thayer Academy, serving as captain her senior year. Following Thayer, she rowed at Bates College, where she was part of the New England Champion V8 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the Eastern Conference Athletic Championship V8 in 2014 and 2015. Taylor went to the NCAA Championship all four years, earning the overall team 2nd place in 2013, 3rd place in 2014, 1st place in 2015 and 2nd place in 2016. She captained the team her senior year and was named to the 2016 All-NESCAC First Varsity Boat and 2016 NESCAC All-Academic team.
Taylor, who as already started working with the Mules, added, "I am thrilled to be back in the DIII rowing community, especially with Colby Women's Crew. This team has so much drive and impressive goals- it will be exciting and rewarding to work with such a motivated group of strong women. I look forward to an amazing year with the Mules!"