Coach Shugrue joined the Coast Guard coaching staff in 2011 and
led the novice men through a challenging season culminating with a
first finish in the petite finals at the 2012 New England
Mike has set a new path for the men’s program, one aimed at heightening the athletes drive and standard for excellence.
He began his rowing career at the East Lyme Rowing, sculled with
the Thames River Sculls throughout the summer months and competed
in The Royal Canadian Henley in 4, 4x, 2x, ltw 2x.
In college he continued as a lightweight rower for Rutgers University in 2001 and graduated in 2005 having competed in several regattas including EARC Eastern Sprints.