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HANOVER, N.H. – Harry Sheehy, Director of Athletics and Recreation, and Wyatt Allen, the Betsy and Mark Gates 1959 Head Coach of Men's Heavyweight Rowing, announced this week that Al Monte has been elevated to associate head coach.

Monte has served as an assistant coach under Allen since the 2014-15 campaign and will be entering his fourth season with the Big Green in the fall. 

“Al's leadership and hard work have had a huge impact on our program over the past three years,” Allen said. “He's a great young coach and an even better role model for our student-athletes. I'm very happy the department is recognizing Al's contributions with this promotion. It is incredibly well-deserved.”

Dartmouth had a great season in 2016-17. Throughout the spring, the Big Green won the Alumni Cup, Bill Cup, Atalanta Cup and Packard Cup and then went on to finish in eighth place at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, qualifying all four of their boats for the IRA Regatta. While there, Dartmouth's first and second varsity boats were third in the Petite Finals, its third varsity was fourth and its varsity four came in sixth. The Big Green were ninth overall. 

The team came home from IRAs with two pieces of hardware: the Clayton Chapman Trophy for being the most improved team, and the Russell S. Callow Memorial Award for exemplifying spirit, courage and unity. 

Dartmouth's varsity 8 most recently competed at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta, dropping its first race in the Ladies' Challenge Plate to Germany's RTHC Bayer Leverkusen. This was the first time that the Big Green have traveled to Henley-on-Thames since 2001.