Bobbie Smith –Women's Assistant Coach
Bobbie joined San Diego Rowing Club after two years coaching at San Diego State University’s Women’s Team. Prior to that she was the assistant women’s coach at Marina Aquatic Center for five years and had another year as the head coach during the first year of California Yacht Club.
As an athlete, she started her rowing career at UCLA, where she majored in Materials Science and Engineering and continued rowing post collegiately with an invitation to row at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in 1999. The same year she was named to the Pac 10 All-Conference Team. She continued to row as a lightweight post collegiately for several years, rowing for both Long Beach Rowing Association and Southern California Scullers Club.
Her proudest moment as a coach was when her 2016 Lightweight Women’s Crew at Marina Aquatic Center won at the San Diego Crew Classic. The crew went on to place second at the Southwest Regionals and seventh at US Nationals.
A close second, and something for which she is incredibly grateful, was to coach our Women’s Lightweight Four to a 9th place finish at USRowing Youth Nationals in 2019.
She is happy to be a member of our Masters Rowing program and the Executive Director of the San Diego Crew Classic.