Florida Tech Panthers hire Maryland’s Mark Roberts as their men’s rowing coach

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Head coach Jim Granger has announced the hiring of Mark Roberts as assistant coach for Florida Tech’s men’s rowing program. (Florida tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech head coach Jim Granger announced the hiring of Mark Roberts as assistant coach for Florida Tech’s men’s rowing program.

“I’m very excited to welcome Mark to our university and coaching staff,” said Granger.

“His experience as a rower and trainer at the highly competitive Eastern Sprints conference will benefit our program as we continue to strive to improve.”

Roberts joins Florida Tech after serving as an assistant coach for the men’s team at the Marin Rowing Association, one of the top rowing clubs in the United States. He also has coaching experience at both college and high school levels.

“I’m incredibly excited to be part of the Florida Tech Athletic family,” said Roberts.

“I would like to thank Coach Granger and Sporting Director Jamie Joss for this opportunity. Florida Tech has built a strong program and I hope I can make a contribution that lives up to the legacy of the men’s rowing program. “

Roberts worked with Marin Rowing, based in Greenbrae, California, from September 2020 to July 2021, serving alongside the head coach in leading the team, adhering to the schedule, and creating and implementing the training plan.

In addition, he supported the athletes in the recruitment process for Division I.

From August 2018 to August 2020, Roberts was a volunteer trainer for the rowing team at Georgetown University and also worked as an assistant trainer for the rowing team of the boys at Walt Whitman High School.

In both positions, Roberts trained the second and third varsity boats and helped develop and implement the team’s training plan.

Roberts, who is from Kensington, Maryland, was a member of the men’s lightweight rowing team at the University of Pennsylvania from 2014-2018 and served as the team captain from 2017-2018.

Roberts graduated from Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in May 2018.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Florida Tech men’s rowing team, visit FloridaTechSports.com.

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