Brendan Cunningham joined Yale’s heavyweight crew program
as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2013. Cunningham is
an alumnus of Temple University, having graduated in 2010 with a
B.B.A. in Marketing.
As a rower at Temple, Cunningham was a four-year member of the
Owls crew team (2006-10).
After graduating, Cunningham was the novice rowing coach at
Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion, Penn., where he coached
athletes new to the sport.
Before coming to Yale, Cunningham worked as both the
freshman/novice coach and recruiting coordinator for the
men’s rowing program at Washington College in Maryland.
While working at Washington, Cunningham expanded the scope of the
team’s recruiting, bringing in the largest recruited class in
the program’s history. He also trained members of the team
with little to no experience in the sport, developing them into