NEW LONDON, Conn. – Glenn Florio has been named the Assistant Director of Rowing and head coach of the women's rowing team at the Coast Guard Academy.
Florio was a member of the 1988 United States Olympic Rowing team (double scull) and a bronze medalist in the 1986 World Rowing Championships (lightweight single scull).
"I am thrilled to have Glenn join us - his experience is exceptional, his recommendations came from Jim Dietz and Mike Teti, two of the legends of the world of collegiate and international rowing and he will add a new dimension to our coaching staff," said Bill Randall, Coast Guard Academy Director of Rowing and head coach of the men's team. "His addition will not only give the women a full time coach dedicated to them, but will undoubtedly improve the men's program as we are able share information and learn from each other."
Florio was team captain of the highly successful New York Athletic Club Rowing team from 1984-1990. He was a member of the United States National Rowing team from 1984-1988.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fordham University where he was a gold medalist in the single scull at the Collegiate National Championships.
Florio was a four-time United States high school champion in the single scull for Rye High School and won over 20 United States National Rowing Championships in various boats. He won his first National Championship at the age of 13 and was a medalist in the World Rowing Championships by the age of 19.