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Rick Gherst
Rick Gherst

High School:
Overlake

Last College:
Dartmouth

Position:
1st Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Experience:
3rd year

Alma Mater:
Vermont

04/17/2013

Pac-12 Rival Stanford Up Next for the No.1 Huskies

Washington men's crew will head to sunny California to face the No. 7 ranked Stanford at Redwood Shores on Saturday morning.

04/10/2013

No. 1 Huskies Head South to Face the Beavers, East to take on WSU

Washington will send four boats to race against Oregon State as part of the Covered Bridge Regatta on Dexter Lake. A few select men's boats will also be heading to the Pullman to face Washington State's men's club program on the Snake River.

04/03/2013

Washington Hosts Brown in a Showdown of No.1 vs No. 2

The No.1 ranked Huskies will host No. 2 Brown for the second straight year on the Montlake Cut as part of the Husky Open on Saturday.

03/29/2013

New Huskies to make their Washington Rowing Debuts

Over 60 new members of Washington Rowing will compete in their first official race as Huskies on Saturday during the Class Day Regatta. Races start at 10 a.m.

03/29/2013

New Huskies to make their Washington Rowing Debuts

Over 60 new members of Washington Rowing will compete in their first official race as Huskies on Saturday during the Class Day Regatta. Races start at 10 a.m.

Contact Info

Email:rgherst@uw.edu

Phone: 206-543-8886

In his 2nd season at Washington, Rick Gherst primarily coached the fours, leading the Varsity 4+ to a thirdconsecutive undefeated regular season. Postseason success was just as sweet, as the Huskies captured a gold medal at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, and then a national title in both the Varsity 4+ and Open 4+ at the IRA Championships in June. Over the summer, Gherst assisted coach Callahan with the Freshmen 8 and their trip to the Henley Royal Regatta where they won the Temple Challenge Cup. In the fall of 2012 Gherst became the 1st Assistant Coach and took over as recruiting coordinator for the men's program.

Gherst joined the Husky program after four seasons at Dartmouth College, where he was the Big Green's freshmen coach.

Gherst is a 1997 graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in political science. Gherst coxed on his alma mater's rowing team, and later with the Pennsylvania Athletic Club. He then coached the Catamounts as the women's freshmen coach from 1997-98 before becoming the head coach from 1998-2000.

Gherst left Burlington to become the head coach at the University of Rhode Island from 2000-2006. In 2004, Gherst led Rhode Island to the best season in school history, medaling at the New England Championships, ECAC Invitational and taking the team to its first Henley Royal Regatta.

A graduate of the Overlake High School in Redmond, Gherst now lives in Seattle with his wife Karen. He enjoys running and is training to compete in an ultra marathon. Also has his private pilot's license.

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