Senior Rowing Coach

St Mary’s College is seeking a skilled and inspiring Girls Senior Rowing Coach to lead, mentor, and guide our talented team of senior rowers.

St Mary’s College is a K-12 Catholic school for Girls. We are committed to fostering a culture of teamwork, discipline, and personal growth. Our rowing program has a rich history of success and in recent years has produced several state and national representatives.


About the position

As the Girls Senior Rowing Coach, you will be responsible for managing the senior rowing team (years 10-12). You will work closely with the Director of Rowing to develop the athletes technical skill and physical conditioning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs tailored to individual and team needs.
  • Provide expert instruction on rowing techniques, strategy, and race preparation.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that promotes camaraderie and sportsmanship.
  • Monitor and track athlete progress, adjusting training plans as necessary.
  • Collaborate with assistant coaches to ensure seamless coordination of coaching efforts.
  • Mentor athletes on goal setting, time management, and personal growth.
  • Lead team meetings and communicate effectively with athletes and their families.
  • Attend all school rowing regattas and camps
  • Represent the team at competitions, events, and meetings with stakeholders.
  • Ensure adherence to safety protocols and uphold high standards of sportsmanship.


  • Previous experience coaching rowing at the senior level.
  • Strong understanding of rowing techniques, training methodologies, and racing strategies.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire athletes to achieve their best.
  • Commitment to creating a positive and respectful team culture.
  • Relevant coaching certifications and credentials (preferred).

The rowing season runs from September to March.

Applications close: Monday 4 September 2023 at 12.00pm

How to apply

Please apply via the online form below.

For enquiries contact Oliver Wilson-Haffenden, Director of Rowing (St Virgil’s College & St Marys College) [email protected]


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St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.