Katie Bruggeling is in her first season as an assistant
coach with the Clemson program. The first-year coach spent the last four
seasons (2010-2013) as a coxswain for the Tigers.
will work primarily with the student-athletes in the varsity boats. In
addition, she will lead the video analysis and technical review for the varsity
group as well as assist with recruiting.
is the third Tiger rower to also become an assistant coach at Clemson. She joins Jessica Leidecker and Farrell
Finstand as the only former Tigers to do so. Leidecker was an assistant coach
from 2011-2013, during which time Bruggeling was a member of the team.
rowing career at Clemson, Bruggeling earned three CRCA All-South Region honors,
two Academic All-ACC honors and was twice named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
She is one of just three Clemson rowers to earn three all-region honors during
her time at Clemson.
coxed the 1st Varsity 8+ in 26 of 29 regattas in her career, including a
stretch of 22 straight at one point. She made two NCAA Championship appearances
as a coxswain in the 1st Varsity 8+ in 2010 and 2011 and coxed the 1V8 that was
named ACC Crew-of-the-Year in 2011.
of St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada also earned six gold medals at the Royal
Canadian Henley Regatta from 2009-2012.
earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Clemson on May 10, 2013.