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by: Stetson University
Chavers Named as Rowing Assistant Coach
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  07/14/2014
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DeLAND—Stetson University rowing head coach Mark Wilson announced today that Dr. Kimberly Chavers has been added to the staff as an assistant coach.

Since 2012, Chavers has served as the boys’ varsity head coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.

“I am very excited to have Kim join the Stetson Rowing staff as our new first assistant,” said Wilson. “Kim comes to Stetson with a host of experience that will fit perfectly into the development of our team. Rowing at Stetson is growing with new equipment, a new rowing site, new docks, new staff and I am looking to have Kim help with the most important feature – new rowers.

“Kim will have one of the very most important jobs in recruiting highly motivated and qualified young athletes to Stetson to help our team grow on both the men’s and women’s side. I am already seeing Kim’s highly organized work ethic in the recruiting efforts and am looking forward to working with her to help bring the best student-athletes to Stetson to propel our program forward.”

At Bishop O’Connell Chavers helped lead the Knights to the 2013 Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association championship and runner-up finish in 2014. In both season, the Kinights qualified for the Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championships.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Stetson Rowing,” said Chavers. “Rowing has played such a big role in my life. I am excited to share that experience and help a talented group of young athletes to realize the lifelong benefits of competitive rowing. Coaching at the Division I level has always been a goal of mine, and I am eager to get to work this season with a great group of coaches and athletes.”

Prior to her time at Bishop O’Connell, Chavers spent two-and-a-half years as the head novice girls coach at Boston Latin School in Massachusetts.

Chavers is also an experienced club coach, serving as an instructor at the Capital Rowing Club in Washington, D.C., and DC Strokes Rowing Club. She also spent a year as the coach for the MIT club rowing program.

Chavers rowed collegiately at Marietta (Ohio) college, from where she graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. Chavers also received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern in 2012.


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