PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Head men's crew coach Paul Cooke is one of five finalists for the 2012 USRowing Fan's Choice Awards, Coach of the Year honor. Fans, alumni and friends are encouraged to vote through Row2k.com. Polls will close soon, so vote early and often.
Cooke led the Bears to Ivy League and ECAC Championships for the first time since the 2009 season. Brown went on to win the silver medal at the 2012 IRA National Championship. Bruno also took to boats to then Henley finals, finishing as the runners-up in both the Grand and Temple Challenge Cups.
Brown's leader is up against Mike Callahan of Washington, Robin Meiggs of Humbolt State, Kevin Sauer of Virginia and Brett Sickler of Michigan.
This is the second year of the Fan's Choice Award, and it will be presented at USRowing's The Golden Oars gala in New York in November. Brown's women's crew head coach, John Murphy, won the inaugural award last year.