Olympic Hero Is New Blue Boat Boss

Former British Olympian Steve Trapmore has been appointed Chief Coach of the Cambridge University Boat Club.

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Former British Olympian Steve Trapmore is the new Blue Boat boss.

He was today appointed Chief Coach of the Cambridge University Boat Club.

The appointment follows the depature of victorious coach Chris Nilsson for ‘lifestyle reasons’ in early June.

Trapmore joins the Club from his previous position as Chief Coach of Imperial College Boat Club in London.

He will start in September 2010 to lead the CUBC squad in the 2011 Xchanging Boat Race campaign.

In 2000, Trapmore famously stroked the British VIII to a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics (see below).


“Steve is widely respected by athletes he has rowed with and coached, and has been developing a growing reputation as a coach at both Imperial College and within GB Rowing,” said CUBC Honorary Treasurer Robin Best.

“Importantly, Steve has a deep knowledge of the unique nature of the Boat Race’s challenging Championship Course between Putney and Mortlake as both an athlete and coach.”

Trapmore said: “I am hugely honoured to have been appointed by CUBC and am excited at the prospect of leading the Club in its preparations for the 2011 Race.”

Derek Rasmussen, CUBC President, commented, “Steve Trapmore’s track record both as an athlete at the highest level and as coach speaks for itself. We are all looking forward to working with him in building on this year’s fabulous win. He will have the full confidence of the squad as we get ready to take on Oxford in the 2011 Xchanging Boat Race.”

Read the Tab’s coverage of the 2010 Boat Race and Goldie-Isis race.