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Head coach Shelagh Donohoe coaching U.S. ParaRowing LTA team

University of Rhode Island head coach Shelagh Donohoe has stepped onto the world stage during her own rowing career.

Donohoe who won a silver medal with the United States coxless fours boat at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics is back with U.S. Rowing this summer, this time volunteering as the coach of the U.S. ParaRowing LTA (legs, trunk, arm) mixed double boat. She is working with the team of Andrew Johnson and Stephanie Cox, who are competing at the 2014 World Championship in Amsterdam next month.

For Donohoe who is entering her eighth season as Rhode Island's head coach working with the mixed double team presents challenges that differ from coaching the Rams. Johnson is blind, while Cox has Multiple Sclerosis. Two years ago, an...

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