Rowing Coaching Staff
Robbie Tenenbaum
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Alma Mater: Tampa '92

Robbie Tenenbaum is in his fourth full season as head coach of the Clemson rowing team and his fifth season at Clemson overall. In his time as head coach at Clemson, the Tiger program has had three All-Americans, four different first-team All-South Region rowers, and nine rowers named to the All-ACC team. Clemson has also had at least six rowers named to the Academic All-ACC team in each of his three seasons as the Tiger head coach.

Last season, in 2013, Clemson spent the entire season in the top 20 of the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) poll under Tenenbaum's guidance. The Tigers opened the season ranked 17th before peaking at #14 for three weeks and later finishing the season ranked 18th.

During his tenure as head coach, Tenenbaum has coached the 1st Varsity 8+ that was named ACC Crew-of-the-Year in 2011 and the 1st Varsity 4+ that won an ACC Championship in 2012. Clemson also finished in the top 15 of the NCAA Championships in his first season as head coach in 2011.

Before coming to Clemson in 2009, Tenenbaum spent two seasons in Coral Gables, FL as the head women's rowing coach at the University of Miami. Prior to his stint at Miami, he was an assistant coach at the University of Washington for the 2006-2007 season, where he helped lead the Washington Huskies to a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships.

Tenenbaum was an assistant coach at Ohio State from 1998-2006 where he earned the CRCA award for Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006. The prestigious award is designed to recognize an assistant coach who had success during the recent season, while demonstrating great team improvement from the prior season, fulfilling the team's potential and demonstrating a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.

He received back-to-back CRCA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2006.

Primary responsibilities for Tenenbaum at Ohio State included overseeing the Second Varsity 8+, recruiting, and assisting with the varsity squad.

Under his instruction at Ohio State, the second varsity eight finished fourth in the Grand Final in both the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes second eight won both Grand Finals at the 2006 Big Ten and Central Region Championships and had a seven-race win streak during the regular season.

In 2005, the Second Varsity Eight also finished first at the Big Ten Championships. Tenenbaum helped guide the Ohio State first varsity four to a sixth-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Championships and a fourth-place finish in 2003.

In addition to university coaching, Tenenbaum was an assistant coach for the United States Junior National Rowing Team from 1996-2001. In 1996, his Junior Women's eight took fourth at the World Rowing Championships in Scotland; a year later, he was an assistant coach for the Junior Women's eight that finished third at the World Rowing Championships in Belgium. In 1999, he was an assistant with the Junior women's eight that finished second in Bulgaria.

Tenenbaum assisted the Junior National Team during the summers of 2000 and 2001 when the Junior Women's four won gold and silver medals in Croatia and Germany, respectively. Tenenbaum was named the head coach for the U.S. Junior National team in October 2001. His junior women's eight won a bronze medal in Lithuania in the summer of 2002 and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships in Athens, Greece in 2003. Tenenbaum has held head coaching positions at Tulsa (1997-98), Florida Tech (1994-95), and with the Clemson Club program (1993-94) as well as being the assistant women's coach at Tennessee from 1995-1997.

A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Tenenbaum earned a marketing degree from Tampa in 1992.

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