Erick Thiemke joined the UNC rowing program in August of 2017 as an assistant coach. He works with all aspects of the Tar Heel program.
Thiemke came to UNC after a year as boatman/rigger at the University of Miami. Prior to his stint with the Hurricanes, he was the head rowing coach at Assumption College (head women’s coach, 2012-15) and Clark University (head men’s and women’s coach, 2003-12). He also has coached at Lake Quinsigamond Community Rowing, Amherst College and Worcester State College.
He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester State College. He earned a master’s degree in physical education from Bridgewater State in 2015.
“Erick has tremendous experience working with equipment and making all of our boats, oars, ergs and launches work smoothly and efficiently,” UNC coach Sarah Haney said upon Thiemke’s hiring. “Having someone with that detailed mindset will make sure we are able to get the most out of our equipment as well as the most out of each practice. He also has valuable experience coaching and he will be able to relay his knowledge and visual learning style to our team, which will enhance learning.”