Susan Lindholm has been a member of the MIT coaching staff since 1994. After four successful seasons as the women's novice coach, Lindholm took over the reigns of the varsity program in the fall of 1998.
Since Lindholm's addition to the staff, MIT has captured the Florence Jope Smith Cup five of the last nine years at the NEWMAC Championships.
Prior to coming to MIT, Lindholm coached the novice units at Boston University, where she led numerous boats to the Grand Finals at EAWRC Sprints and at the National Championships.
A dedicated coach with a profound understanding of exercise physiology, Lindholm has directed men's and women's programs on all levels. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she successfully competed as a lightweight rower and coach. For several years, Lindholm coached the lightweight men at Riverside Boat Club in Boston, leading the program to numerous championships.
In 2003, Lindholm also witnessed the ascension of the women's lightweight crew team to varsity status, becoming the 42nd intercollegiate program adopted by the Institute.