Jen is the Bears Director of Rowing after coaching for seven seasons. She began her coaching career at the University of Connecticut, where, upon graduation, she was asked to make the transition from athlete to coach and head up UConn’s novice women’s program, where she remained through May of 2000.
Meuse led the Bears to a berth in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship last season and was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year.
A move to Groton during the summer of that same year brought Coach Meuse to the United States Coast Guard Academy where she was honored to join the Bears coaching staff, under then head coach, Steve Hargis. Jen worked for the Bears as the novice women’s coach through May of 2003. During this time, she led the novice women to a NEWMAC championship title and helped in building a strong foundation for the team’s 2003 and 2004 NCAA appearances, placing 3rd in the V8 and 4th overall in 2003, and 5th in the V8 in 2004. Upon completion of the Spring 2003 season, Meuse left the Academy to add to her family.
After a few years off and another quick stint coaching at her alma mater, Jen returned to Coast Guard. In addition, Coach Meuse has been named Rowing Coordinator for both the men and women’s programs for the 2010-2011 year. Jen’s main interest in this role is as acting steward of the amazing 40-year legacy that is Coast Guard Rowing.