Campbell Woods joined the Marist rowing coaching staff in the fall of 2015.
Woods serves as assistant coach of the men’s team.
He rowed collegiately at Hobart College from 2004-06 and then at Oregon State University from 2006-09, where he reached the IRA National Championships in 2008 and 2009 placing 11th and 15th, respectively. Woods graduated in 2009 from OSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He has also rowed competitively in the single, earning numerous race and regatta wins.
He spent the previous five seasons as a men’s assistant coach at Fairfield University. The team earned fourth place finishes in the MAAC Rowing Championships in 2012-14, and third place in 2015. Woods also increased on campus recruitment, more than doubling the program size in five years. He also put an emphasis on the classroom by improving the team’s academic standards. In 2014 and 2015, the group achieved the second highest men’s team GPA on campus.
Woods also has an extensive background in sailing, serving as the head sailing coach at Willow Bank Yacht in Cazenovia, NY from 2003-07, the Norwalk Yacht Club in Norwalk, CT from 2008-09 and the US Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach, FL from 2009-10.
Director of Rowing Tom Sanford on Woods:
"We are very excited to have Campbell join our men's staff. Campbell's collegiate rowing experience both at Hobart and Oregon State, as well as his coaching experience at Fairfield, have given him a solid understanding of what it takes to compete at the Division I level. I, and the team, look forward to Campbell's coaching and training ideas, as we come off the water and prepare for winter training and spring racing."
Woods on the opportunity:
“I would like to thank Director of Athletics Tim Murray and Tom Sanford for giving me this opportunity. I am very excited to be working with a great and promising team at Marist College and I look forward to helping this team improve in all aspects of its performance"