Coach Steven Crabb
Varsity MENS NOVICE COACH
Steve was first inspired to start rowing having watched Great Britain win two golds and a silver in a day at the Olympic games at London 2012. Steve learnt to row at Hertford College, Oxford, while studying as a graduate student and went on to represent their first mens crew in the Oxford University Bumps regattas, the Head of the River Race and other regattas across Britain. He also served as the club president and mens captain organizing training sessions and helping coach across the club as well as communicating with the alumni network and the college. During his time at the club he was part of a historic 'treble blades' season and as president oversaw the women's VIII reach their highest position on the river and was involved in the early coaching of three club members who progressed to represent Oxford University. Outside of collegiate rowing Steve competed for Reading Rowing Club.
Professionally Steve worked as a field archaeologist for five years in Britain, excavating on sites dating from the palaeolithic to the 20th century. He returned to university to earn his postgraduate qualifications in archaeological science focusing on the analysis of ancient metal artefacts and production methods.