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Welcome Alex Porter

posted Aug 17, 2009, 7:29 PM by Cassi Niemann
The GTCA would like to welcome Alex Porter, the latest addition to the GT Crew coaching staff. Alex will be assisting the Varsity Men with Coach Rob Canavan. He has already made a good impression on the team as he has been at FASET to help recruit incoming freshmen. The team is really looking forward to having him help them out this year.
 
Alex started rowing freshman year of college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and immediately fell in love with the sport. Alex tells us that RPI Crew is a relatively small program, but as we know from GT, he learned a lot and was very active with the team's social life and administration - from recruiting to equipment maintenance. Early in the spring semester of his junior year the team found itself without a coach, so Alex went out and got his certification and started coaching. In the fall of 2008 he took over the coaching of the novice team with a fellow teammate and trained up the fastest novice team RPI Crew had seen in years. Alex decided Around then that coaching crew was a career path he wanted to follow.

Alex received a B.S. in Economics from RPI in May 2009 and will probably pursue an MBA in the future. A few of his hobbies are woodworking, ultimate frisbee, and skiing.  He hates winter training and loathes the prospect of long hours on the erg. He likes all music that rocks, especially anything Jimmy Page or Green Day. He also enjoys cooking and has a strong belief that all men should know how to barbecue.

Welcome to the team Alex!
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