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Kevin Harris

University of Tulsa Women's Rowing
Head Coach
Tulsa, OK

Kevin Harris is in his 19th season as the head women’s rowing coach at The University of Tulsa.  He became the fifth coach in school history on July 9, 2002, and since then has steadily built TU towards a stronger position within the rowing world.
During his tenure, Harris’ teams have recorded 337 first-place finishes and medaled 815 boats in 163 regattas.  He has seen 135 student-athletes receive Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athlete honors and his team has won TU's Outstanding Team Community Service Award 11 times (2003, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’13, ’14, ‘16) for their community and campus involvement.
Tulsa did not race the 2020 spring season due to the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), but the Golden Hurricane did compete in two fall regattas.  TU earned 10 top-three marks in the Tulsa Fall Invitational, and captured seven medals at the Head of the Oklahoma.
In 2018-19, Tulsa turned in a third-place performance at the American Athletic Conference Championship, while the Varsity 4+ earned a silver medal and the Varsity 8+ captured the bronze medal.  After the season, the team went on an 18-day foreign tour to Venice, Italy, Bled, Slovenia, and Henley on Thames, England, and competed in the Bled International Regatta and the Henley Women’s Regatta.  At the 2019 Henley Women’s Regatta, Sophia Camara and Sarolta Papp captured the Lightweight Double Championship.
Tulsa finished second at the American Athletic Conference Championships for the fourth-straight year in 2017-18, while the 2nd Varsity 4+ claimed the gold medal, the Varsity 8+ earned silver and the 3rd Varsity 4+ was third.  TU’s Varsity 8+ was named The American Boat of the Year.  The Golden Hurricane duo of Sophia Camara and Lucy Coleman captured a silver medal in the Lightweight 2x at the Alternate to the IRA National Championship.
During the 2016-17 season, the Golden Hurricane turned in a second-place finish at the American Athletic Conference Championship for the third-straight season, earning silver medals in the Varsity 4+, 2nd Varsity 4+, 3rd Varsity 4+, Varsity 8+ and 2nd Varsity 8+.  TU raced the Lightweight 4+ to a seventh-place finish and the Lightweight 8+ to a second-place Petite Final mark at the IRA National Championship.
Tulsa placed second at the American Athletic Conference Championship in 2015-16, taking the top mark in the 2nd Varsity 4+, while the Varsity 4+, Varsity 8+ and 3rd Varsity 8+ all earned silver medals.  The Golden Hurricane raced both a Lightweight 2x and Lightweight 4+ at the IRA National Championship, and advanced both boats to the Grand Finals for the first time in program history.  TU claimed the Lawless Cup over SMU and Central Oklahoma, and dominated Kansas State, Creighton and MIT in duels. 
During the 2014-15 season, Tulsa began its streak of four-straight, second-place performances in the American Athletic Conference Championship with a top mark in the 3rd Varsity 4+, while the Varsity 4+, 2nd Varsity 4+, Varsity 8+ and 2nd Varsity 8+ boats all earned silver medals.  TU took both a Lightweight 4+ and Lightweight 8+ to the IRA National Championship for the first time in school history, finishing second in the Petite Final in both events, won the Lawless Cup over SMU, and medaled four boats at the Knecht Cup.  After the season, the team went to England to compete in the Reading Amateur Regatta and Women’s Henley Regatta.
In the 2013-14 season, Tulsa’s Lightweight 8+ finished second in the Petite Final at the IRA National Championship, the Varsity 4+ won a silver medal at the Conference USA Championship and the Hurricane went on to finish fourth in the league, the Varsity 8+ won the Lawless Cup and TU medaled four boats at the Knecht Cup.
During the 2012-13 campaign, the Golden Hurricane’s Lightweight 8+ recorded a third-place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta and Knecht Cup, while the Lightweight 4+ also earned a bronze medal at the Knecht Cup.  Amy Nelson was named to the CRCA South All-Region team.
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