January 15, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – South Bend native Kevin Luecke has been named assistant women’s rowing coach at the University of Notre Dame. He joins Kerry O’Keefe, a former assistant at Ohio State and Yale, on head coach Martin Stone’s staff.

Rowing, a long-time club sport at the University, began varsity competition this fall as Notre Dame’s 26th varsity sport and 13th offering for female student-athletes.

Luecke, a 1998 graduate of Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and American history, was a four-year member of the school’s crew team. For four years, he was a member of the lightweight eight and four boats, and competed in such prestigious events as the Midwest Sprints Regatta, the Merrill Lynch/Big 10 Regatta and the Head of the Charles Regatta. As the coxswain in the spring of 1998, his varsity four boat took first at the Clemson Sprints Regatta, finished third at the Merrill Lynch/Big 10 Regatta and was fourth at the Midwest Springs Regatta.

“I am very pleased to have Kevin join our staff,” Stone says. “His prior experience as a lightweight rower and coxswain will be a great asset to those areas of our program.”