Jennifer Myers begins her 12th year as assistant to head coach Rob Catloth and fourth year as associate head coach. Myers heads up the role of recruiting walk-ons from campus and teaching and developing first-year rowers. She also assists with team travel and day-to-day team administration. This will be Myers' eighth season coaching the Novice program. She has also coached the Varsity Four at KU.
During Myers' career at Kansas her novice programs have had first place finishes at both the South-Central Regionals and the Knecht Cup regatta.
In 2007 Myers recruited a talented group of young rowers that made their mark at the varsity level after an exceptional fall season. Three of Myers' novice recruits earned their way onto varsity boats at the South-Central Regionals. The First Novice Eight crew highlighted its season with a first place finish at the Knecht Cup Grand Final in Camden, N.J.
The 2006 season was another great season for the novice coach as the team displayed great promise. The Novice Second Eight defeated Minnesota and the First Novice Eight placed second in the `B' Final at Regionals. The recruiting class of 2006 was one that is filled with potential, ensuring a continual rise in program prestige.
Many highlights came in the 2005 season, including the Novice Four and Eight winning duals against SMU in the spring season home-opener. Myers also coached the Novice Four boat that placed second in the Grand Finals at the Knecht Cup.
During the 2004 season, Myers was nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association in the spring of 2004.
Myers' rowers wrapped up another successful season in 2002, finishing fourth in the Varsity Four race in the Grand Finals at the South-Central Regionals. The same boat also earned two gold medals at the Kansas Cup and at the Big 12 Invitational.
A Lawrence, Kan., native, Myers graduated in the fall of 1998 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. She interned with the rowing program that fall and became an assistant coach the following season. Myers and her husband, James, live in Lawrence with their sons Koen (4) and Hudsen (2).