Former lightweight rowing
club national champion John Hayburn is entering his second season with the University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing team in 2010-11.
Last season, Hayburn led the novice crew to its best finish in three years at EARC Sprints. Penn's eighth-place showing matched the same feat from the 2006-07 season where they also reached the Petite Final and finished second.
Hayburn comes to Penn with
experience in all facets of rowing. As an athlete, he was a national
champion in several lightweight events. He won the lightweight quad
national championship in 2000, and won both the lighweight quad and
double titles in 2001. Hayburn was also victorious at the Canadian
Henley, as the 2000 lightweight quad champion. He was the runner-up at
the Canadian Henley in the double the following year as well as in the
quad in 2003. At the world trials in 2001, Hayburn finished third in
the lightweight quad.
Hayburn most recently served as the
assistant coach of Malvern Prep High School in 2009. Prior to that, he
was an assistant coach with Temple women's rowing program for three
seasons. He helped guide the Owls when they won the Mayor's Cup in
2008. He has also spent time as a head coach on boathouse row. He has
served as the head rowing coach for the Malta Boat Club since 2005.
Hayburn graduated from La Salle
University with a bachelor's in 1998 and then earned his Masters of
Science of Instruction from Drexel University in 2003.