Sept. 10, 2003
Kate Maloney, who competed in the 2000 Olympics where she rowed in the USA 8+, and Aaron Kaufman, a seven-time national champion in various lightweight crews, have joined Will Porter's women's crew staff.
Maloney started rowing in 1992 for Mt. Baker Rowing in Seattle. The next year she enrolled at the University of Washington and started an impressive string of four undefeated regular seasons and four Pac-10 Championships with the Huskies. Paralleling her collegiate rowing success, she spent her summers rowing with the USA National Team racing at the Nation's Cup Regatta. In 1995 she won a bronze in the pair at Groningen NED, in 1996 she won a gold in the straight four at Hazewinkel Bel. Upon graduation from UW, she moved on to the USA Senior National Team and began racing at the World Championships. In 1997 she raced in the 4-, in 1998 she was in the USA 8+ that won a silver in Colonge, Germany, in 1999 again she won a silver with the USA 8+ in St. Catharines ONT. Finally, Maloney finished her competitive racing career at the Sydney 2000 Olympics where she rowed in the USA 8+.
Maloney has coached rowing at every level from high school, college to masters. She started coaching at ZLAC in San Diego and has since coached at CRI and Northeastern University in Boston. At Northeastern in 2002-2003 she was the second assistant working mostly with the third varsity. Most recently Maloney was coaching at Lake Union Crew in Seattle. At Yale she is the recruiting coordinator and works mostly with the novice women.
Kaufman, a 1994 graduate of the University of Albany, brings over a decade of rowing knowledge with him to Yale. Upon graduation from Albany he trained at NYAC where he is seven-time national champion in various lightweight crews. He has coached both at the high school level and collegiate level working with Shaker High School and Iona College respectively. Aaron and his wife Joanne live in Norwalk, Conn., with their two dogs Lilly and Acadia.