Adam has served as assistant rowing coach for the past four years, where he is instrumental in recruiting and coaching the varsity four crews. In 2013, Adam led the varsity four to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the second-best finish by the Cougar varsity four in school history. Washington State has advanced to the NCAA Championships three of Adam’s four seasons with the Cougars, finishing 14th in both 2014 and 2013 and 12th in 2011.
“Josh’s work ethic, commitment to the athletes and vast rowing knowledge make him well-deserving of a title promotion to associate head coach,” LaRiviere said. “His diligence and loyalty to all aspects of the program have been awesome and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”
On top of the success at the national level, Adam led the varsity four to fourth-place finishes at the Pac-12 Championships in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the highest finish by a WSU varsity crew at each of those championships.
LaRiviere enters her 13th year at the helm for WSU rowing in 2015, having taken her teams to eight NCAA Championships, including a fourth-place finish as a team in 2006.