St. Joe's announces assistant rowing coaches

Dave Read and Prescott Huidekoper were named assistant men's rowing coaches at Saint Joseph's University, first-year head coach Mike Irwin announced Monday.

Read most recently served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, La Salle College High School, working with the freshman crew.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Read was captain of the Quakers' Lightweight Team and helped them to a bronze medal at the IRA Championship. Huidekoper comes to SJU after two seasons as an assistant coach at the Haverford School. He was also an assistant coach with Irwin at Penn in 2009 and has served as a coach with the Quaker Rowing Camp.

He graduated from Penn in 1977, where he was a four-year member of the Quakers' Heavyweight Crew.