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Sandy Armstrong

Executive Director & Varsity Girls

Coach Armstrong has been the Executive Director and Junior Women's Head Coach at Marin Rowing since 1991. Most recently she was voted the 2013 "US Rowing Women of the Year." Armstong spent three years as an assistant coach for the Junior Women's National Team, bringing home one bronze (2011) and one silver (2012) medal in the Jr. Women's 8+. Under her tenure, she has qualified for the Youth National Championships 16 out of the 17 year history of the Youth National Championships, bringing home 5 gold (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014), 4 silver and 3 bronze medals from this event. Her Junior Women's 8+ holds the Southwest Regional Championship record with 15 golds, 7 silver and 2 bronze.

Prior to her tenure at Marin, she spent two years as the Varsity Women's coach at Tulane University. She spent her first four years coaching as Marin's novice/assistant coach from 1984 to 1988 following rowing for Redwood High School 1979-1982. Coach Armstrong sat on US Rowing Junior Women's Committee for 10 years and currently sits on the SW Regional Rowing Board of Stewards, a position she has held since 1994. She has won numerous medals as a Masters rower at State, Regional and National regattas.




Novice Boys



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Coach Tim Humphrey started rowing his freshmen year of high school, in Long Beach, CA, and continued rowing through college with Orange Coast College and then Indiana University. After graduating with a BFA in Sculpture, he went on to coach the IU club team. He also coached for Huron High School, Long Beach Junior Crew, and Newport Aquatic Center. Tim studied MFA Sculpture at Long Beach State before making the move to Marin, where he began coaching the novice boys in 2012.

His novice crews have medaled multiple times at the USRowing Southwest Championships over the past five years, including in 2013, when his boats won all five of the novice sweep events for the first time in the region’s history. He has had athletes go on to win multiple collegiate national titles as well as represent the United States at Junior, U23, and Senior World Championships.