Women's Crew Assistant Coach
Pam Mork is in her third year as one of Notre Dame[apos]s assistant
rowing coaches. Her primary duties with the Irish are coaching the novice squad and assisting head coach Martin Stone with recruiting. Notre Dame[apos]s novice squad is one of the most developmental and productive programs in the nation as 28 women on the [apos]01-[apos]02 varsity roster were members of the novice roster starting their careers at Notre Dame.
Last season proved to be the best year in novice history for the
Irish as the first novice eight crew won five of seven races and was second at the BIG EAST Rowing Challenge in Worchester, Mass. The second novice eight won all four races it competed in during the [apos]00–01 season.
Before arriving at Notre Dame, Mork served as assistant women[apos]s
rowing coach at the University of North Carolina for two years. Mork was a key contributor in starting the women[apos]s varsity rowing program at the Chapel Hill, N.C, insititution.
During the 1998 and 1999 seasons, she coached the novice squad,
assisted with recruiting and fundraising, coordinated and managed all aspects of the Tar Heels program. In [apos]98, the Tar Heels novice eight boat finished undefeated in dual meet competition.
Mork, who brings a wealth of experience as a rower and coach to
Notre Dame, received her bachelor[apos]s degree in applied economics from the University of Wisconsin. A four-year letterwinner and member of the women[apos]s rowing team, she rowed stroke for the varsity eight boat that was ranked in the top five nationally throughout her career and won the Head of the Charles race on one occasion.
In 1993, Mork participated in a developmental camp with the Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, Pa., and the following year trained with national coach Igor Grinko at Occoquan, Va., as a member of the Occoquan Rowing Association.
Following her graduation from Wisconsin in [apos]94, the Mukwonago,
Wis., native spent two years (1996-97) as a graduate assistant coach at Purdue University where she coached the women[apos]s novice team and performed other day-to-day operations associated with the program. She received her master[apos]s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue in [apos]97.