As current Texas Crew members make their way back to Austin, they will be welcomed by the new Varsity head coach Alec Hurley. Before coming to Texas, Alec refined his rowing knowledge by previously coaching at Haverford College, Marquette University, & Washington State. Last season Alec joined Texas Crew as the Varsity Assistant Coach while pursuing his PhD, and he firmly believes that this past season provided him key insight on how to work within the team dynamics as a role-model in rowing as well as in academics.
This season, Alec is passionate to refine the team’s technical precision, unify one stroke, and improve physically through strength, stability, and speed. Come May, Alec plans on seeing the top boats from each squad in the grand finals at both SIRA and ACRA. As Alec confidently states, “if we train purposefully and consistently, the results will come.”
Furthermore, Alec hopes to rekindle the relationship between alumni and current Texas Crew members. He has left an open-invitation to all Texas Crew alums to join him on his launch at practice to meet the team and appreciate the other side of the launch. He also hopes to see some alumni boats at either Head of the Charles or Pumpkinhead. Maybe the alumni can give the current members a fight for gold.