Claire Martin-Doyle enters her 10th season as the head coach of MIT lightweight women’s rowing program, a program that is regularly ranked among the top-10 in the nation. She has guided the team to back-to-back gold medals at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta over the past two seasons, as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship for the past four years. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 10 members of the 2015 squad earned accolades from the CRCA and IRA for their academic success.
Martin-Doyle joined the Engineers in 2006 as novice lightweight women’s coach and was promoted to head coach in 2007. During her time at MIT the Engineers have had success in racing and in growing the lightweight program across the board.
She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999, where she was a four-year rower, participant in the 1998 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship and was a 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 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.
Martin-Doyle resides in Newton, Mass. with her husband and daughter.
Amelia Patton returns in the 2015-16 season for her ninth year as MIT's assistant/novice lightweight women's coach. In 2014-15 she helped guide the team to a gold medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, the second straight year the team has achieved this, as well as seeing the squad qualify for the IRA National Championship. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 10 members of the 2015 team accolades from the CRCA or IRA as for their academic success.
Prior to coaching the Engineers, Patton spent three years coaching Brookline High School's novice girls, where her boats won state titles in 2004 and 2006.
Patton 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., Patton 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, Patton was named to the All-South region team three times and won the collegiate lightweight title at CRASH-B Sprints. Patton 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.
A 2013 graduate of MIT with a degree in nuclear science and engineering, Lauren Ayers will be with the MIT women's lightweight team during the Fall of 2015 as an assistant coach.
While at MIT she worked in the H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory, was awarded the Irving Kaplan Award for academic excellence by a junior and won the Outstanding UROP award for outstanding academic research during her undergraduate career. Lauren previously coached for Brookline High School from 2013-2015.
Ayers learned to row in 2009 as a walk on for the Engineers. She was voted Most Inspirational Oarswoman from 2011-2013 and was a team co-captain for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Now competing for the Riverside Boat Club, she won the lightweight women's single at Canadian Henley in 2013. Ayers has also placed third at the Head of the Charles in the lightweight women's single in both 2013 and 2014 and won the 2014 Fall Speed Order in the lightweight single.
|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||MIT 15|
Tom Altmann joins the MIT lightweight women’s staff for 2015-16 this fall after rowing for four years on the MIT men's lightweight team, where he rowed in the Varsity 8 for three years. He placed 4th in the 2013 Head of the Charles in the lightweight 8+, won the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in the lightweight 4+ in 2013 and the lightweight 8+ in 2014, and placed 6th in the lightweight 8+ at Eastern Sprints in both 2014 and 2015. Tom has also rowed for MIT at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Henley Royal Regatta.
Tom graduated MIT with a degree in biological engineering and will start work with the Boston Consulting Group in January 2016. In the meantime, he will be working in the Sasisekharan lab at the Koch institute, studying advanced probiotic formulations. When he’s not working out, coaching, or working in the lab, Tom can most likely be found sharpening his culinary skills.
|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Previous College:||MIT '13|
Katie Inman returns to the MIT lightweight women’s staff this fall after her first season last spring as a volunteer coach for the women’s lightweight team.
Inman began rowing spring of 2007 for the Indianapolis Rowing Center on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating high school, she joined the MIT lightweight women as a recruited rower in fall of 2009 and rowed for the varsity team all four years. She was voted Most Inspiration Oarswoman in 2012 and served as a team co-captain for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.
A 2013 graduate of MIT, Inman was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma, both engineering honor societies. She has since been working in medical devices and currently works as a Project Engineer for Portal Instruments, a small medical device startup near MIT. She is also taking night classes in hopes of someday going to medical school.
Off of the water, she is running, lifting, or traveling as much as possible.