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Returning menís rowing coach brings new hope for the club team

Bob Gillette, University of Rhode Island graduate and rowing coach for numerous Olympic and college athletes, has returned to Rhody, with hopes of bringing the menís squad back to national prominence.

Those familiar with the URI rowing program probably remember the five URI students coached by Gillette in the late Ď80s and Ď90s who made the Olympic rowing team: John Riley, Jason Gailes, Julia Chilicki-Beasley, Stephen Peterson, and Tom Auth.

Brian Sweenor, who finished third in the World Championships in 1992 and almost won his Olympic trial that year, was the most dominant rower individually, according to Gillette.

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