Two years after a former Northwestern University rower saw potential for a program suited toward nurturing the love of the sport, the Traverse City Area Public Schools rowing program from an idea to a reality.
At his introductory press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, new UC Davis football coach Dan Hawkins spotted former Modesto Junior College coach Sam Young in the crowd. The two coached together, and Hawkins took a moment out of the press conference to invite Young to share the stage. Young is an assistant coach for the Pirates after having spent years as head coach. (Courtesy of UC Davis)