Welcome, Steve Perry to the Z Sales Team Central Region
RESOLUTE Racing Shells is proud to announce the addition of Steve Perry to the RESOLUTE Z Sales Team. Steve brings 25 years of experience as a collegiate rowing coach and competitive athlete to RESOLUTE, and has coached 10 championship crews at the Division I collegiate level.
Perry began rowing in 1991 at Woodbridge High School and continued his career as a lightweight oarsman at Rutgers University where he was two-time MVP and co-captain. His senior year, he stroked the 1999 Rutgers Varsity Lightweight boat that became runner-up at the 1999 IRA Regatta.
Most recently serving as Director of Operations for the Indiana Women’s Rowing Team, he previously worked with the Heavyweight Men at Cornell where his boats had undefeated regular seasons, eventually medaling at the Eastern Sprints. Prior to Cornell, Perry spent four years as the Head Coach of Lightweight Crew at the US Naval Academy. His varsity crew finished as runner’s up at the 2010 IRA Regatta and won an IRA Championship in the 2012 Lightweight Four event.
Perry held the same position at Dartmouth College from 2005 to 2009. While at Dartmouth, his 2007 Varsity Lightweight crew won the Eastern Sprints, setting a still-standing course record in a RESOLUTE hull. He garnered EARC Coach of the year accolades for 2007 while his Varsity boat was named EARC Crew of the year.
As a Freshman Coach, Perry worked with the lightweight crews at Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania and the US Naval Academy. His Navy crews posted a record of 33-1, winning 5 EARC Championships over his four years in Annapolis.
On the international level, Perry has helped USRowing three times as a U-23 and para-rowing coach. In 2008 he aided Kevin Sauer from UVA in coaching the US U-23 women who went on to win the 2008 U23 World Championship. He took over as the Head Sweep Coach for the U23 Women in 2009. His women’s eight finished with a silver medal and the women’s pair wound up fifth in the A Final. In 2013, Perry coached the US LTA Mixed Double who earned a bronze medal at the 2013 World Rowing Championships.
Steve currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where his wife coaches for the University of Indiana. For Resolute, Steve will handle the Central Region for all programs and his role on the Z Sales Team will overlap with our rep, Frank Sands, in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, where Frank will cover Junior programs and Steve will handle collegiate programs.