IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa head rowing coach Andrew Carter was named the Region 4 Coach of the Year, the College Rowing Coaches Association announced Thursday.
The Coach of the Year Award recognizes head coaches who exhibited outstanding success during the current season, demonstrated great team improvement from the prior season, fulfilled their team's potential, and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.
This year, Carter led the Hawkeyes to their second NCAA Championship berth in program history, ending a 16-year drought dating back to 2001. The team broke its national poll record four times throughout the season, peaking at No. 11 in the country in the April 25 CRCA/USRowing Poll. They also broke the team point record at the Big Ten Championships on May 14, scoring 116 points to tie for fourth place.
Iowa was ranked No. 15 in the final CRCA/USRowing Poll May 31.