Emilie Gross joined the UNC program in August of 2017 as an assistant coach. She works with all aspects of the Tar Heel program.
Gross spent the previous two years at the University of Dayton, where she served as novice rowing coach. Prior to that, she spent a year at Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, where she was junior novice coach, master’s assistant coach and boathouse keeper.
She was a coxswain at Michigan State from 2006-10, helping the Spartans to Big Ten titles in 2008 and 2009 and top-10 finishes at the 2009 and 2010 NCAA Championships. She earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2009 and graduated with honors in 2011. After graduation, she worked as a packaging engineer for three years before returning to rowing.
“Emilie brings with her a wealth of knowledge on the competitive front and the ability to work with our athletes on personal development,” UNC coach Sarah Haney said upon Gross's hiring. “Her experience as a coxswain will also be valuable to our team because she will be able to bring her experience to our coxswain group. She has proven that she can develop student-athletes into successful students, as well as successful rowers and coxswains.”