Heavyweight Rowing Coaching Staff
Nate Clark
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: UC Santa Barbara
Graduating Year: 2014

Nate Clark joined the Columbia heavyweight rowing staff in November 2017 after a stint at Williams College in 2016-17.

During his season with the Ephs, Clark coached the novice eight crew to a gold at the New England Championships and bronze at the NIRC. He was elevated to associate head coach in February 2017 while the program was going through a leadership change.

Clark served as the men’s freshman coach for two years at his alma mater, the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he rowed for four years.

The UCSB men’s freshman team under Clark saw some of the largest rosters and most successful freshman results in the history of the team, winning multiple medals at regionals and nationals, highlighted by a bronze medal in the freshman 8+ at nationals in 2015 and a gold medal in the freshman 8 at regionals in 2016.

In addition to coaching at UCSB, Clark has served as an assistant coach with the New York Athletic Club’s summer racing team, coaching lightweight and heavyweight men, since 2014. In that time, Clark has helped guide the team to men’s team point victories at USRowing Club Nationals in 2015 and 2016 as well as the Overall Team Efficiency trophy at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in 2014.

Clark began his coaching career at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey during the summers while in college, working with the team from 2011 through 2014.

Clark graduated from UCSB in 2014 with a BA in English. As an athlete, Clark was part of a men’s program that won team points at regionals from 2012-2014. He served as president of the team his senior year when UCSB Rowing won its first Overall Team Points Title at the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s National Championship Regatta in May 2014.