|Title:||Head Women's Rowing Coach|
Eva Kovach begins her 12th season as the head women's
rowing coach at Connecticut College.
A 1993 graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Mass., Kovach captained the women's crew from 1991-93 and was named the team's most valuable oarswoman in 1992.
Kovach earned her first coaching position at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. She then went on to coach the United States Coast Guard Academy and Georgetown University. Within the athletic department Kovach also holds the positions of Associate Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator and Adjunct Associate Professor of Physical Education.
In addition to her involvement with national events Kovach has also worked at numerous international regattas. During the 1999 FISA World Rowing Championships she was part of the FISA Rigging Survey Team. For the past 10 summers Kovach has acted as the US Liaison to Henley Women's Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, UK.
In November 2003, Kovach attended the FISA World Coaches Conference in Athens, Greece. While in Athens Kovach had the opportunity to interview with the 2004 Athens Olympic Committee for a position at the rowing venue during the Olympic Games. She was offered the position of Field of Play Assistant to the Olympic Rowing Venue Competition Team.
While working at the course Kovach was responsible for the daily operations of the course and assisting with lightweight and coxswain weigh-ins. In May 2005, Kovach worked at the FISA World Cup Regatta at Dorney Lake, Eton, UK. She returned to the UK to work as part of the Control Commission Team for the 2006 World Rowing Championships. In 2010, Kovach once again traveled to the UK to work at the 2011 Junior World Rowing Championships at Dorney Lake, which was the test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kovach has been appointed a member of the Control Commission Team for the 2012 Olympic Games.
While in the UK Kovach spends her free time coaching the masters men and women at Maidenhead Rowing Club. In 2009 she was elected in the historic Leander Club of Henley-on-Thames. She has coached the Connecticut College Women's Rowing program to two New England Varsity Four Championships and her crews have medaled at numerous New England Championship and ECAC events.