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    Dick Erickson
    Rowing Coach 1968-87
    Inducted into Husky Hall of Fame in 1994

    Dick Erickson was a member of Washington's 1958 eight-oared shell that traveled to Moscow and defeated the famed Trud Rowing Club on Leningrad. He coached the Husky freshmen from 1964-67. During his four-year tenure coaching the frosh, the Huskies lost just one dual-meet race. Erickson was named head rowing coach in 1968. In 20 years as head coach, Erickson led the Huskies to 15 Pacific Coast championships, the 1970 IRA championship, and a national championship in 1984. Erickson was named the Pac-10 rowing coach of the year three times and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Committee from 1972-75. In 1975, Erickson was instrumental in the creation of the Husky women's varsity rowing team. After retiring from coaching after the 1987 season, Erickson served as the facilities manager for the UW Department of Intercollegiate Athletics until his death in 2001. Erickson was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame in 1992.

    Dick Erickson Scholarship
    The Dick Erickson Scholarship was established in September of 2001 in honor of the late Washington oarsman and coach. Dick's passion for the sport and inclusive nature led to the development of the Washington women's rowing program and events like Opening Day.

    All gifts donated to the fund go to build the endowment that provides a perpetual scholarship to an athlete each year. Your tax-deductible contribution can be made to the "Dick Erickson Scholarship Fund."

    Contact Info: Cathy Ellis, 206-543-2234,

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