Indian American Yasmin Farooq aka Yaz is a two-time Olympian as the United States coxswain.She has spent the last 10 seasons as the head coach at Stanford University.She has been named the new head women’s rowing coach at the University of Washington (UW).
Farooq started her career as a coxswain as a freshman at Wisconsin in 1984.She won the national championship in the JV8 in 1986.Under her captaincy her team won MVP honors as a senior.
Being the national head coach at Stanford, Farooq, won an NCAA championship in 2009 and Pac-12 coach of the year twice in years 2008 and 2014 She has built a reputation for developing high-level rowers.
Her laurels being a coach are many-Under her leadership, 14 of Farooq’s rowers have gone on to compete at the under-23 for senior World Championships. Further more she won two Olympians, winning 27 medals, 15 gold. 138 Cardinal rowers have bagged Academic All-Pac-12 . 74 have been named CRCA Scholar-Athletes. She has been a rowing commentator for NBC at the last four Olympics.
She positively encourages student-athletes, building a championship culture, and uniting community.
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