Yale Bulletin and Calendar

September 13, 2002|Volume 31, Number 2














Sports Spotlight

John Pescatore named heavyweight crew coach

John Pescatore, a two-time U.S. Olympic rower, has been named head coach of the Yale heavyweight crew, according to an announcement by Athletic Director Tom Beckett.

Pescatore, who has been an assistant coach at both Pennsylvania and Stanford universities, won a bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games as the stroke for the U.S. heavyweight eight and was the stroke for the U.S. pair without coxswain that placed sixth in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. In addition, he was the stroke for the heavyweight eight that captured a gold medal at the 1987 World Championships in Copenhagen.

Pescatore also has international coaching experience. He served as the assistant coach for the United States Olympic Rowing Team (1999-2000) in Princeton, New Jersey, and coached the men's coxless pair to a silver medal in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. For his efforts, he was named the 2000 U.S. Rowing Coach of the Year.

"I'm thrilled to be invited into the Yale community," Pescatore said. "I'm looking forward to pushing this program forward. I love this sport, and I can't wait to get started."

Most recently, Pescatore was an assistant coach at Pennsylvania and the head coach of the Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, historically the most successful club program in the Unites States for placing athletes on national and Olympic rowing teams.

Prior to that, Pescatore was the director of both girls and boys rowing at St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in San Francisco where he coached both the varsity and junior varsity eights to medals in all seven of his years. In 1997, he guided his varsity eight to a national championship, which made St. Ignatius the most successful crew in California high school rowing history.

Pescatore was an assistant coach at Stanford for three years where he recruited freshmen on and off campus.

"I'm excited to have John leading our heavyweight crew program," Beckett said. "His success as a rower, and his coaching experience make him one of the premier crew coaches in the country."

Pescatore is a 1986 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was the captain of the heavyweight crew that won the Eastern Sprints title in his senior year. He earned his Masters degree in teaching mathematics from the University of San Francisco in 1996.

New assistant coach for women's tennis named

Maren Haus, a Wake Forest tennis star and two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection, has been named assistant coach of the Yale women's tennis team.

Recently inducted into the ACC's 50th Anniversary Women's Tennis Team, Haus was nationally ranked in singles and doubles before graduating in 2002. She is ranked among the top 10 career Deacon singles and doubles winners and was named to the Wake Forest Dean's List every semester of her collegiate career.

Haus will work under second-year Head Coach Chad Skorupka, who coached her when he was an assistant at Wake Forest. "We are very excited that Maren will be working with us, she will be quite an asset to the team," said Skorupka. "Her successful collegiate career and fighting attitude on the court will make an impact on Yale players."

The Bulldogs open play this fall by hosting the Sept. 21-22 Yale Invitational.

Barbara Reinalda inducted into Hall of Fame

Yale assistant softball coach Barbara Reinalda was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic and Collegiate Softball Hall of Fame on Aug. 29.

Reinalda, who was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 2000, was a pitching standout for 19 years with the world renowned Brakettes and played for Yale Head Coach Andy Van Etten.

Reinalda is the winningest pitcher in Brakettes history with a 441-31 record. During her career, she pitched 19 perfect games, 31 no-hitters, 76 one-hitters and 312 shutouts. In 1994, her final season with the team, she compiled a 14-0 record and a 0.38 ERA, while opposing hitters batted only .145 against her. She ended her career with 77 consecutive victories, a streak that spanned more than four years.


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Yale Books in Brief

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