PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Fred W. Leonard Head Coach of Men’s Lightweight Rowing, Colin Farrell, has announced the hiring of 2016 Olympian Tyler Nase as the John R. Rockwell Assistant Coach for the lightweight program.
Nase is no stranger to the Schuylkill, growing up in the Philadelphia area and rowing there while attending LaSalle College High School. He also is no stranger to Farrell, who coached Nase at the 2011 and 2012 Under-23 World Rowing Championships. Nase returned to Boathouse Row following last summer’s Olympic Games, coaching at Vesper Boat Club as part of that program’s High Performance Group.
“Tyler brings a wealth of experience to the table that will enhance every element of our team,” said Farrell, who enters his fourth season as Penn’s head coach. “Tyler has been there and done it at all levels in our sport. I am thrilled to have him here at Penn.”
Nase was a member of the United States Lightweight Four at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio, and has also competed in seven World Championships and two World Cup regattas as a member of the U.S. National Team. He won a bronze medal at the 2016 World Cup, silver at the 2013 World Cup, and bronze at the 2008 Junior World Championships.
Nase was a four-year letter winner in lightweight rowing at Princeton, and earned the program’s Gordon Sikes Medal as a senior captain. A three-time member of the Tigers’ Varsity 8 boat, he helped lead Princeton to an IRA National title in 2010. Nase graduated from Princeton in 2013 with a degree in sociology.
Penn’s lightweights had an historic season in 2016-17, as the Varsity 8 finished third at the EARC Sprints in May and followed that up with a second-place finish at the IRA National Championship regatta in June.