Laura Behr, in her 10th year as the Head Coach of the Orange Coast Women’s rowing program, was voted ARCA Coach of the year in 2010.
The 2015-16 season will be a year of growth and building coming off a very successful 2015 campaign. Laura looks forward to unifying the team by stressing the importance of teamwork both on and off the water.
Laura made Southern California her home 13 years ago, where she started as an Exercise Physiologist at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. She has taken the skills learned at the training center and expanded them through her coaching and teaching at UC San Diego which carried on to Coast.
Quite accomplished, she coached the novice women rowers, taught Wellness classes, and personally trained faculty, staff, and students at UCSD.
As novice coach at UCSD, she took four boats to the medals stand her first two years of coaching at the collegiate level in the WIRA regatta.
Behr, who is a Hoosier, grew up in South Bend, IN. She graduated from Purdue University with a BA in Kinesiology and minor in Physical Therapy.
At Purdue, Laura was a four-year rower and officer for the team. She continued on at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where she received a MS for her studies in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Coach Behr maintains her passion by rowing in her free time and frequently enjoys cycling the beautiful trails of Southern California.