This will be Black's second stint at the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing Boathouse, having served as an assistant on the lightweight rowing team from 2014-16. He spent the past year in the college’s development office as the assistant director for athletics fundraising.
“We are thrilled to have Taylor joining the heavyweight program this fall,” Allen said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Taylor in the past. He is a dedicated, driven and effective coach, and his work ethic is second-to-none. He is going to be a great mentor for our student-athletes and will fit seamlessly into our team and culture.”
Black began rowing at Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, and continued his career with the Cornell lightweight team. While in Ithaca, Black won a gold and silver medal at Eastern Sprints, as well as a silver medal at the IRA Regatta. Black was elected captain his senior year and was awarded the “Coaches Award” for his dedication and service to the program.
He graduated from Cornell in 2013 with a degree in American studies.
Black will be replacing Stuart Maeder, a 2015 graduate and two-time captain for the team who served as an assistant for two seasons. Maeder left the program to pursue his own rowing career by training full-time at Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“We were disappointed to lose Stu from our staff,” Allen continued, “but I’m happy to see him pursuing his dream of rowing at an international level. He made huge contributions to our program, as both a student-athlete and a coach. We will work hard to build on the momentum he helped create here in Hanover."