Adams To Assume Rowing Head Coaching Duties For 2006-07 On Interim Basis

Carissa Adams will serve as head rowing coach on an interim basis for 2006-07.
Carissa Adams will serve as head rowing coach on an interim basis for 2006-07.

Sept. 22, 2006

DAVIS, Calif. - Carissa Adams, an assistant coach the past five seasons, will assume head coaching duties on an interim basis for the 2006-07 UC Davis women's rowing season, replacing Emily Plesser who has chosen to step aside from coaching this year.

Adams has been Plesser's top assistant since joining the program in 2001, primarily coaching the novice rowers while Plesser has mentored the varsity squad. The two switched responsibilities for the 2003-04 season, allowing Adams to gain more experience. The pair have combined to help the Aggies capture NCAA Division II Championships in 2002 and 2003, prior to UC Davis beginning reclassification to Division I.

"I'm excited to continue the strong program established by Emily," said Adams. "She has given me the experience necessary to help me continue to push the program forward."

Plesser will continue to assist the program in a reduced role and will continue her lecturer appointment. She has been head coach of the Aggies for the past 15 seasons, including its last 10 seasons as a UC Davis varsity sport. She was a three-time winner of the Division II National Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

"I'm looking forward to putting my energy in different areas for the coming year," she said. "I know Carissa will do an excellent job and I'm excited to follow the team's progress."

Adams, who earned her doctorate from Temple University in 2000, has also coached at St. Joseph's, Villanova and Lewis and Clark in Oregon. UC Davis will begin preparing for the upcoming season when fall quarter begins at UC Davis.



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