Grace Doepker joined the WVU rowing team as an assistant coach in August 2012.
Doepker joins the Mountaineers after spending the past year at Vassar College. In her time with the Brewers, Doepker coached a team of more than 30 men’s and women’s rowers at the collegiate level. In addition, Doepker assisted with the recruitment of student-athletes as well as the planning and execution of practices.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Doepker was a member of Dayton’s rowing team as well as Penn AC Rowing and All-American Rowing. While competing, she won several medals at the Club Nationals and Elite Nationals, won the Dayton Crew Competitor’s Cup and was a member of the 2011 Atlantic-10 Varsity 8+ Champions crew.
Prior to Vassar, Doepker was the head novice women’s coach at the Dayton Boat Club from 2008-11 as well as the Hudson River Rowing Association Competitive Masters’ Program head coach in 2011.
Doepker is certified as a US Rowing Level II coach.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Dayton in 2011.