Oct. 16, 2001

Notre Dame, Ind. – University of Notre Dame head coach Martin Stone announced today the hiring of Joe Schlosberg as an assistant rowing coach. Schlosberg replaces former assistant coach Kevin Luecke, who left in June to pursue other opportunities.

In his new role with the Irish, Schlosberg is responsible for alumni relations and equipment management. He also assists in coaching both the novice and varsity programs.

Schlosberg comes to Notre Dame after serving as an assistant rowing coach at Northwestern in 2000-01. At Northwestern, Schlosberg worked with the men’s novice team and assisted with the men’s and women’s varsity squads, teaching the fundamentals of rowing and designing workout programs for the teams. He also was responsible for all rowing equipment and was involved in the recruiting process.

The native of New Jersey, Schlosberg also worked with some of the elite collegiate rowing coaches during the summer of ’01 at the Northeast Rowing Center in Maine.

“Joe is going to be a definite asset to our program. He has a tremendous background in engineering, which will help us in preparing the boats on a daily basis. He also took the initiative this summer to train with some of the nation’s best rowing coaches and has brought new drills and ideas to our team,” Stone said.

A 2000 graduate of Northwestern with a degree in mechanical engineering, Schlosberg competed for the Wildcats’ crew team from 1996-99. He was a two-time captain in 1998 and 1999 as his team won the Midwest Sprints and the Big Ten Sprint Championship in 1998. Schlosberg was an executive board member of the rowing team from 1998-2000, as well as the team’s marketing assistant and equipment manager.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities at Northwestern last season, Schlosberg worked as a project engineer at ITW Buildex in Itasca, Ill. While at ITW Buildex, he led a multimillion-dollar product upgrade focusing on a new dimensional profile for the company. He has also worked as a graphics specialist at Exxon Research and Engineering in Clinton, N.J.

“I am extremely excited about joining the Notre Dame family. I look forward to challenging this team and driving them toward continued success.” Schlosberg said.