DiAngelo named men’s assistant rowing coach

Taya DiAngelo has been named an assistant coach for Saint Joseph’s, Head Coach, men’s rowing program mike irwin has announced.

DiAngelo comes to Saint Joseph’s after serving as an assistant coach on the Villanova women’s rowing team for the past five years. During his time with the Wildcats, DiAngelo helped oversee the team’s training on the water and on land, while also assisting with recruiting and overall program operations.

“I’m so happy we were able to bring Taya to Hawk Hill! We crossed paths professionally for many years and her reputation as a teacher and mentor is outstanding,” said Irwin. “Our conversations during the interview process were very stimulating. Your thoughts and views on team culture, communication and performance will be a great fit for our student-athletes. It’s a significant step to give our coaching a new voice. Colleague has served as a Division I college coach for eight years and as a high school coach for an additional seven years. It’s a great time to be a Hawk!”

“After eight years coaching college women, I’m thrilled to take on a new challenge and join the St. Joe’s men’s rowing team,” said DiAngelo. “I’m honored that Coach Irwin hired me and can’t wait to learn more about our sport under his guidance. After only a short time with the team, I can say that they are willing to put in the work required to reach the podium and I look forward to doing my part to help them do just that to reach.”

Prior to Villanova, DiAngelo served as a volunteer assistant on Penn’s women’s team from 2014-2017 and helped the Quakers set program records at the 2017 Ivy League Championships. DiAngelo began her coaching career in 2007 as an assistant coach at Germantown Academy before serving as interim head coach in the spring of 2014.

DiAngelo was a mailman for four years as a coxswain on the San Diego University men’s rowing team and earned a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature in 1999.

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