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Kelly Evans and Louise Breen Join Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Staff

Kelly Evans and Louise Breen Join Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Staff

Kelly Evans leads the men's heavyweight varsity eight at the Harvard-Yale Regatta.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Radcliffe heavyweight crew head coach Liz O'Leary has announced the addition of Kelly Evans '10 as an assistant coach and Louise Breen as a volunteer coach for the 2014-15 season.

Evans rounds out the Black and White's coaching staff after Wendy Wilbur departed for Texas.

Evans, who earned a bachelor of arts in neurobiology with a secondary field in linguistics from Harvard in 2010, returns to Cambridge after spending the last four years as the associate head coach at Noble and Greenough School. Also serving as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher, Evans coached the girls' first and second varsity boats in 2014 after previously coaching the third and fourth boats.

While at Harvard, Evans coxed the men's heavyweight varsity eight to gold at Eastern Sprints and won the Ladies Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta as a senior. In 2009, she coxed the second and third varsity crews, winning the club eight event at the Head of the Charles Regatta and earning silver at the Eastern Sprints – her second-straight second-place finish.

Evans used her summers from 2007-09 working with Pleasant Bay Community Rowing, coaching learn-to-row programs for high school and masters rowers.

Breen joined the Black and White after graduating in 2014 from Brown University where she studied human biology. Breen captained the Bears from the stroke seat of the varsity eight as a senior, taking the silver at the Ivy League Championships en route to helping her team finish second at the NCAA National Championship. Over the course of her four years, Breen attended the NCAA National Championships every season, winning the team title in 2011, her freshman year.

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