Aug. 26, 2005
Notre Dame, Ind. – Marnie Stahl has been named assistant rowing coach at the University of Notre Dame. She replaces places Pam Mork who left in June to become the head coach at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the Irish coaching staff, she spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan.
Stahl assumed the post with the Wolverine program in September 2003 following four years at head coach for the St. Ursula Academy Rowing Club in Toledo, Ohio (August 1999 through July ’03). At Michigan, she served as the primary coach for the varsity four boats and helped the program achieve success at the national level. In 2004, the Wolverines finished third in the team competition at the NCAA Championships and then followed that up with an eighth-place finish in 2005.
A member of the Toledo Rowing Club since August of ’91, Stahl has served that organization in a number of capacities and has been instrumental in the long-range strategic planning of the program. She was named president of the Board of Trustees in January of 2005 after having been a board member since January of ’03. She was head coach of women’s collegiate summer program in ’03 and served as head coach of the women’s masters team from June of 2000 until September of 2001.
Stahl graduated cum laude from the University of Charleston in Charleston, W. Va. with a bachelor’s of science degree in sports medicine and pre-professional studies in May of ’99. In addition, she has done graduate coursework in exercise physiology at the University of Toledo.
A four-year letterwinner at Charleston, she rowed with the novice and varsity four boats as a freshman, the lightweight eight boat as a sophomore and the varsity eight crew in both her junior and senior seasons.
Since August of 2001, Stahl has been employed by the Health Fitness Corporation. She began as a health fitness specialist (August ’01-September’02) at the UAW-Ford Health and Fitness Center in Dearborn, Mich. Most recently, she has been the program manager for the employee fitness center at the Owen Corning Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, a position she has held since January of ’03.
A native of Toledo, Stahl holds a Level III certificate from the United States Rowing Association and is a certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as strength and conditioning specialist.
“We’re excited to have Coach Stahl join our coaching staff,” Irish head coach Martin Stone says. “Marnie brings a great deal of knowledge and a unique perspective to Notre Dame and our program which is due in part to the various experiences she has had both as a rower and coach and in the corporate world. She has been around a highly successful program at Michigan the past two years and I know that our rowers are going to learn a great deal from her. Her experiences as a coach at the high school level will be a great asset in recruiting, especially in the Midwest.”