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Navy Varsity Lightweight Crew Head Coaches


The following table lists all Navy varsity lightweight crew head coaches of the modern era, i.e. since 1954. Unfortunately, no records have been located with the names of lightweight crew coaches during the early years of Navy's lightweight rowing circa 1920 – 1936.

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No. Name Alma Mater Years Coached
1. John James (Buck) Herzog, LT, USN USNA '46 1954 - 1955
2. Hubbell Young (Hub) Davidson, LCDR, USN USNA '45 1955 - 1957
3. Donald Allan Kilmer, LT, USN USNA '51 1957 - 1958
4. David T. (Dave) Pratt, 1stLt, USMC Washington '56 1958 - 1960
5. Charles David (Dave) Manring, LT, USN USNA '52 1960 - 1961
6. Robert B. (Bob) White, LT, USN Columbia 1961 - 1962
7. Robert William Germany (Bob) Jones, Capt, USMC USNA '53 1962 - 1963
8. Ralph Wayne Christy, LT, USN USNA '59 1963 - 1965
9. J. Michael (Mike) Greata, LT, USN MIT '63 1965 - 1968
10. Mark D. Tuft, LCDR, USN 1968 - 1969
11. Thomas Stephenson (Tom) Althouse, LCDR, USN USNA '62 1969 - 1970
12. Warren E. (Skip) Sweetser III, Maj, USMC USNA '60 1970 - 1972
13. Philip A. (Phil) Dales III Cornell '70 1972 - 1973
14. Jon Eric VanAmringe, LT, USN Yale '70 1973 - 1976
15. P. D. (Dirk) Mosis III, Capt, USMC USNA '73 1976 - 1979
16. Robert J. Kasper, Jr., LT, USN Stanford '72 1979 - 1980
17. James Stephenson (Jim) Bane III, LT, USN USNA '76 1980 - 1982
18. Thomas N. (Tom) Kiefer Northeastern '81 1982 - 1984
19. Val Ferme Brown '84 1984 - 1986
20. Patrick J. (Pat) Manion, LTJG, USN UCLA '85 1986 - 1991
21. Michael T. (Mike) Hughes Wilkes '72 1991 - 1994
22. James Clayton (Jim) Snead, CDR, USN USNA '73 1994 - 1995
23. Gregory Alan (Greg) Morrison, Maj, USMC USNA '77 1995 - 1996
24. Dale Patrick Hurley, Jr. USNA '89 1996 - 2001
25. Robert J. (Rob) Friedrich Rutgers '97 2001 - 2008
26. Nicholaus A. (Nick) Baker Buffalo '01 2008 - 2009
27. Jonathan Steven (Steve) Perry Rutgers '99 2009 - 2013
28. Shawn Bagnall Washington State '99 2013 - Present