Joel Scrogin joined the Yale Men’s Heavyweight Crew program in the fall of 2010. Scrogin is a 1999 graduate of Brown University and served as an assistant coach for the Bears from 2004 until 2007. Scrogin currently works with the Yale Class of 2015 as the freshman coach. He also works with Sam Baum to support the effort to bring the world's best student oarsmen to Yale.
As an undergraduate at Brown, Scrogin’s freshman crew won Eastern Sprints and finished second at IRA’s and first at the Eastern Sprints. He was a member Brown's current Head Coach Paul Cooke’s first freshman class. As an upperclassman Scrogin rowed in the varsity and would go on to represent the U.S. at the Nations Cup (now recognized as the World U23 Championships) in the quad.
After graduating from Brown with a B.A. in History, Scrogin briefly held a position as an investment banker with Thomas Weisel Partners in Boston. Scrogin was also a founding member of an online travel company, Weekends.com, before returning to his alma mater to coach at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Mass.
In 2003, Scrogin enrolled in a Master's Course In Comparative International Education at Oxford . He raced in the Blue Boat in the 150th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, sitting in four seat. After Oxford, Joel took up a position as Assistant Coach at Brown where he stayed for three years. In that time the team and coaches turned the program around finishing third and fourth nationally in his last two years.
Most recently Scrogin served as assistant coach at California Rowing Club. There he worked with athletes feeding into the U.S. Senior National and Olympic teams, as well as coordinated USRowing U23 ID Camps. Scrogin has coached crews at the Senior World Championships, at FISA World Cup Regattas, and at the World U23 Championships where in 2009 his 4- crew earned a silver medal, the first ever medal in that event for the U.S.