June 19, 2000
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington women's crew coach Jan Harville has been named Pacific-10 Conference Rowing Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced. California coach Steve Gladstone was tabbed as the men's coach of the year.
It is the seventh conference coaching honor for Harville and third in the last four years.
Harville, who recently completed her 13th season as head of the women's crew program, led the Huskies to a second place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships in Camden, N.J. Her varsity eight crew was ranked No. 1 in the country until the final week of the season and was undefeated through the regular season. Its' only loss of the year came in the grande final of the NCAA Championships, at the hands of top-ranked and undefeated Brown, who went on to win the NCAA team title.
Since women's crew became an NCAA-sanctioned sport four years ago, Harville, who also rowed at Washington, has led the Huskies to back-to-back titles in 1997 and '98, a third place showing in '99 and this year's second place finish. The Huskies won a ninth consecutive Pac-10 title this year.
Harville and the varsity eight departed Seattle Monday morning for the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. The Huskies will race July 1-2 for the Henley Prize, in the first-ever women's open eight race at the historic regatta.