Coaches

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Michael Eichler 
Women’s Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator 

Michael Eichler is an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for Women’s Rowing at Oregon State. Previously, he coached at Rutgers University, Princeton University, and Row New York. Additionally, he has spent the previous five summers coaching the US Jr. Men’s National Team Development Camp as well as numerous collegiate camps. Eichler is excited about introducing experience and novice rowers to the campus of Oregon State and to the miles of water of the Willamette River. 

 



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Allison Foster 
Women’s Assistant Coach

Allison Foster is an Oregon native hailing from Bend Oregon and graduating from OSU in 2012 with a BS in public health. Foster competed for the Beavs in 2007-2011. Between graduating from Oregon State and returning to Corvallis in 2017, Foster spent time pursuing a career in coaching as the University of Puget Sound as head coach of the men’s team. During this time in Tacoma Washington, Foster also worked as an aquatics director, served the Tacoma community at a YMCA, and worked for outdoor leadership programs before landing on her first Division 1 coaching job at the University of North Carolina in 2015. Foster is thrilled and honored to return to her alma-mater and fulfill the role of assistant women’s rowing coach under current head coach Kate Maxim, who was Foster’s first rowing coach at OSU in 2007.