Varsity Girl’s Head Coach and Master’s Coach
Matthew Carlsen joins the Mercer Rowing Program coaching staff after coaching at Saint Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. Coach Carlsen started the rowing program at Saint Edward in 2012. Since then, the program has grown to over 70 athletes and enjoyed increasing levels of success. In 2015 the Saint Edward Men’s Junior 8+ placed 1st at the Scholastic National Championships (SRAAs) and in 2016, the Saint Edward Men’s Varsity 8+ placed 3rd at SRAAs.
Coach Carlsen began his rowing career in high school as a coxswain. He continued his rowing career at Miami University of Ohio where served as team captain for three years. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in Marketing and Decision Sciences from the Farmer School of Business.