SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State women's rowing head coach Bill Zack was named Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Coach of the Year for the second-consecutive season, it was announced today.
Zack, who is currently in his fifth season with the Hornets, coached
this year's varsity eight to its second-consecutive WIRA Championship
last Saturday. The Hornets finished the 2,000-meter course with a
time of 6:55.3, five seconds faster than second-place finishing
In addition, the team is currently 4-3 in dual meets this season
after last Sunday's victory over Cincinnati.
Since taking over as head coach in 1997, Zack has coached the team to
a 30-7 duals record, two WIRA Championships, a bronze medal in the
varsity four at the 1997 NCAA Championships and a 1999 Henley Women's
Regatta championship in England.
Also, the Rochester, N.Y., native has overseen a team that posted a
3.152 cumulative gpa for the fall of 2000, the fourth-best mark of
the 20 intercollegiate sports at Sacramento State.
The WIRA is made up of every rowing institution on the West Coast
that is not a member of the Pac-10 (a total of 24 schools).
Sacramento State returns to the water this Saturday, May 5, as it takes on UC Davis for the Jean Runyon Cup at 8 a.m.