Carolyn Glandorf is the Boys Novice Coach. Carolyn grew up in Boston and graduated from Ursuline Academy in 2008. She played soccer for several seasons before directing her full attention towards rowing at Community Rowing Inc. She began rowing in 8th grade at CRI. During her 5 years at CRI, she won numerous races including Head of the Charles, Canadian Henley and Club Nationals. Coach Glandorf also attended US Development Camp and Selection Camp. Her senior year, she was named captain of the CRI girls team.
Carolyn went onto row at the University of Virginia. She went on to win 2 National Championships with UVA in 2010 and 2012.
Carolyn has coached Learn to Row camps, the Veteran’s program and the adaptive rowing program at CRI.
My cousins both rowed collegiately at Cornell and Cal. One of them raced at the Head of the Charles and my sisters were drawn to try out the sport after seeing it there. My sisters, Lee and Christine, went onto row at CRI and then Yale. I decided to give it a shot since my family had a lot of success with it.
What’s your favorite crew memory?
I had some great high school races but winning NCAA in 2012 was one of the best. It was the culmination of 9 years of rowing and it was a great note to leave on. My race in the 4+ was also the most daring and challenging race of my career and I was able to do it with 4 of my closest friends.
What hasn’t crew done for me? I honestly do not know who I would be without it or where I would have gone to college without it. All of the life lessons that shaped me have been through my experiences both succeeding and failing in rowing and from the coaches and friends I had along the way.
Favorite Written Quote:
“Attitude is a litte thing that makes a big difference”- Winston Churchill
Favorite Spoken Quote:
“More.”- Steve Pritzker