Aug. 29, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. - - The coaching staff of the Washington State women's rowing program welcomes aboard a new face to take to the water.
Vita Scaglione joins the Cougars as head coach of the women's novice team, Head Coach Tammy Crawford announced Wednesday. Scaglione fills the void left by the retirement of longtime novice head coach, Jodi Winchell.
Scaglione arrives to the Palouse after serving as assistant coach for the University of Michigan women's rowing novice squad for the past two years. Scaglione coached for two years at Michigan's Nike Rowing Camp, and spent one summer as an assistant coach at the U.S. Rowing Development Camp.
Scaglione, who earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Michigan in 1999, was a three-year member of the Wolverine women's varsity rowing team, including one year as a captain. In 1999, she achieved third place in the NCAA National Championships as a rower in the second varsity boat.
"Vita comes from a strong Michigan program and will help us to increase the high level of competitiveness the team already possesses," said Crawford. "I think her enthusiasm and eagerness to teach young rowers is a strength that the team can benefit from."
Scaglione enters a coaching staff anchored by Crawford, and assistant coach Michelle Argenbright.