Brian Kasper

Freshmen Coach: Brian Kasper

Entering his third year at Villanova, Brian has focused on growing the numbers of the team and quality of athletes in his role as Freshmen Coach.  Under his direction, the team has developed a system of attracting competitive and determined athletes to the program.  In that time the roster has doubled.

Results have also followed from both recruiting and training efforts.  In 2011, Brian led the Villanova Frosh 4+ to a silver medal at the Dad Vail Regatta.  This was the programs first medal at the regatta in nearly a decade.  

Brian comes to the program from Boston College, where he was a 3 year varsity rower in addition to serving as program president and treasurer.  As an athlete, Brian rowed in the Eagle's Varsity 8+ during the 2009-2010 season.  As president, Brian coordinated coach hiring, recruiting, travel, equipment purchases and general business matters.  As treasurer he coordinated budget, fund raising and expenses

Brian is currently studying law as a member of the Villanova Law class of 2013.



Assistant Coach: Michael Vazquez

Michael began his rowing career at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH. In his first year in the sport, he coxed the men's freshman 8 to seventh in the country at the Scholastic National Regatta. Michael played an important role in the team's 5th and 6th straight claim to the overall points Trophy at the Midwest Championships, the same race at which he received a silver medal in Freshman 8 category.

After moving to Orlando, FL in sophomore year, Michael joined the Orlando Area Rowing Society. His career at OARS culminated with a bronze medal at the Southeast Regional Championships in the Varsity 4, a State Championship victory in the Varsity 4, and ultimately the opportunity to cox at the Youth Nationals in Cincinnati, Ohio. Michael received the Most Valuable Coxswain Award both years with the club and the Sportsmanship Award his senior year. As well as coxing for the varsity boat, Michael was the coxswain for the Oars Men and Women Masters Program.

Here at Villanova, Michael is an Assistant Novice Coach and the Team Web Administrator. His freshman year he was one of two Varsity Coxswains. Michael is a Philosophy and Humanities Double Major and Spanish minor with a concentration in Honors (Class of 2014). 


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