|Year:||8th at MIT|
Claire Martin-Doyle enters her eighth season as the head coach of MIT lightweight women’s rowing program. In 2012-13 she guided the team to a silver medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship. Other highlights for the season were a fifth-place finish at the Head of the Charles in the lightweight eight event and a final national ranking of seventh in the USRowing Collegiate Poll. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, six members of the 2012 varsity eight earned accolades as CRCA scholar-athletes.
Martin-Doyle joined the Engineers in 2006 as novice lightweight women's coach and was promoted to head coach in 2007. Under her three years as head coach, the Engineers have had success in racing and in growing the lightweight program across the board.
Martin-Doyle earned her Master of Education degree from Temple University in 2004 with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology. While living in Philadelphia, she competed for the Vesper Boat Club and spent three seasons coaching Lower Merion High School.
She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999, where she was a four-year rower, participant in the 1998 NCAA Women's Rowing Championship and recipient of the John Carroll Spirit Award. Prior to rowing with the Hoyas, Martin-Doyle rowed at West Side Rowing Club and Nardin Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. where she was a member of both scholastic and national champion crews.
Martin-Doyle resides in Newton, Mass. with her husband, Bill.
|Year:||7th at MIT|
Amelia Booth returns in the 2013-14 season for her seventh year as MIT's assistant/novice lightweight women's coach. In 2012-13 she helped guid the team to a silver medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta as well as seeing the squad qualify for the IRA National Championship. Other highlights for the season were a fifth-place finish at the Head of the Charles in the lightweight eight event and victory by the novice 4 crew at the Muri Cup. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, six members of the 2012 varsity eight earned accolades as CRCA scholar-athletes.
Prior to coaching the Engineers, Booth spent three years coaching Brookline High School's novice girls, where her boats won state titles in 2004 and 2006.
Booth earned a Master's Degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University while coaching BU's adult recreational program. Before moving to Boston, she received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Duke University.
Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Booth learned to row at Nichols School and West Side Rowing Club. She went on to compete as a four-year member of the varsity eight at Duke University. While at Duke, Booth was named to the All-South region team three times and won the collegiate lightweight title at CRASH-B Sprints. Booth now serves as a Board member for the Crash-B Sprints. Amelia continues to row out of Riverside Boat Club in Cambridge where she serves on the Board of Directors.