Head Coach - Mike lehmann 

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Coach Mike Lehmann was a coxswain for Notre Dame and graduated in 2010 as captain of the team as well.  Mike was at Notre Dame for a 2nd place finish at the Charles and some of the best finishes the program has seen in recent history.  Following graduation, Mike spent some time down in Oklahoma City training with the USA National Team. He won a number of races with them, including a Gold in the Championship 4+ at the Head of the Charles.  A short while later, Mike was appointed the Head Coach of Langley High School's rowing team.

When Mike took over at Langley, they were a small team in need of a rebuild to be competitive. Four years later, the team tripled in size, and brought home 12 state championships.  This also included invitations to SRAA Nationals all four seasons and also two boats placing top-4 in the Nation.  

Mike is now coaching where he always wanted to - Notre Dame. He plans to build the team numbers and turn it into a fun, competitive environment.  Winning championships is fun and that's where we plan to go.

While he is not coaching, Mike runs a very successful software consulting company.  Mike started Lehmann Systems over a year ago and continues to provide software development support to a number of regular clients.
Please feel free to contact Coach Mike Lehmann at mlehmann@gmail.com 

 

NOVICE COACH - NICK SPRINGER

Nick Springer is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Mechanical Engineering degree.  He started rowing for Notre Dame in the spring of his sophomore year, racing in the Novice 8+ throughout that season. Both his junior and senior years Nick rowed in the Varsity 8+ and had the fastest team 6k erg score, breaking the Notre Dame record at the time his senior year.  He was ACRA (American Collegiate Rowing Association) Second team Academic All-American his junior and senior years and ACRA All-Region Team and ND Oarsman of the Year his senior year.

Nick worked closely throughout his Notre Dame rowing career with the former novice coach Justin Price (2006-2009), who was instrumental in driving the increased competitiveness of ND in recent history, to develop knowledge of athletic training and fitness.  After graduation, he competed and acted as a training adviser for ND alumni boats that have competed in the San Diego Crew Classic Alumni and Open events in the years since graduation, as well as in the Alumni Head of the Charles event.  He enjoys the challenge of fitness training and in addition to the alumni rowing events, has also competed in several 5k, half-marathons, and 25k running races.

Outside of coaching, Nick works from home for an engineering consultant, Dixie Mountain Dynamics, Inc., doing model-based design for heavy transmission applications.

Nick is very eager to coach the ND novice rowers and instill the same passion and enthusiasm for the sport of rowing that helped define his Notre Dame experience.  

If you have interest or any questions regarding rowing for the University of Notre Dame please contact Coach Nick at nspringe@alumni.nd.edu.  

ASSISTANT COACH - ZACH STACKHOUSE

Coach Zach Stackhouse rowed at Notre Dame from 2008–2012, while completing a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He won a bronze medal at the 2009 ACRA National Championships in the Men's Novice 8+.  Zach trained at Vesper Boat Club in the summer of 2010, winning the U23 M8+ at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.  Zach trained out of the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center in 2011, and took 3rd in the Men's 8+ at the USRowing National Championships, as well as making the final of the Men's 1x at the 2011 USRowing Club National Championships.  

Zach served as an officer and team rigger at Notre Dame from 2010 to 2012. At graduation, Zach's Novice 2k, 2k PR, and 6k PR were all team records.

After college, Zach worked as a math teacher in Denver, Colorado, and later as a residential counselor and math teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was active as a basketball coach in middle and high school throughout his education career.

Zach is currently a second-year law student at Notre Dame, focusing on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international law.  He is a Research Assistant to Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, and a Teaching Assistant in first-year Property law.

Zach credits his time on the team as foundational to his personal and professional development.  He approaches coaching and life with uninhibited exuberance, and works tirelessly to push and support athletes to progress both on and off the water.

Zach can be reached at zstackho@nd.edu