Coaching Staff

Bryan Volpenhein

Head Coach, OKC National High Performance Center – Rowing

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Current Residence: Oklahoma City, OK

Undergraduate Education: Ohio State

Graduate Education: The Art Institute of Seattle

Bryan Volpenhein is the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center and the USRowing Lightweight National Team Coach. Bryan began his rowing career at Ohio State University in 1994 and brings twelve years of international rowing experience to Oklahoma City. He made his first national team in 1998 where he won his first gold medal at the World Championships in Cologne, Germany. He is a three-time Olympian, stroking the men’s eight to a gold medal in Athens, and a bronze in Beijing.

Volpenhein coached the Lightweight Men's Four to a first place finish at the 2012 Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Lightweight Four went on to finish 8th at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He also coached the 2012 Olympic Men's Pair to an 8th place finish at the London Games.

Jeremy Ivey

Assistant Coach, Sports Science Coordinator, OKC National High Performance Center- Rowing

Birthplace: Newfoundland, Canada

Current Residence: Oklahoma City, OK

Undergraduate Education: Mercyhurst College

Graduate Education: Smith College

Jeremy Ivey was named the Assistant Coach of the OKC National High Performance Center in
August of 2009. Ivey graduated from Smith College with a Master’s of Science
in Exercise and Sports Studies. While at Smith he served as the Varsity Assistant Coach in 2008 and the Novice Coach in 2009.

Ivey obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine at Mercyhurst College in Erie,
Pennsylvania. He was awarded a four-year athletic scholarship as a lightweight rower and
elected Men’s Team Captain in his senior year.

Ivey coached the Lightweight Men's Pair and Men's Pair with Coxswain at the 2012 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria to a 6th and 9th place finish respectively. He coached the Men’s Pair with Coxswain to a 6th place finish at the 2011 World Rowing Championship and also assisted in coaching the Men’s Coxless Pair that was successful in qualifying the event for the United States in the 2012 London Olympics. At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ivey coached the Men’s Coxless Pair to a gold medal. He also coached the silver medal winning Women’s
Coxless Pair and the bronze medal winning Lightweight Women’s Double. Ivey coached the Men’s Lightweight Coxless Pair to a 6th place finish at the 2010 U23 World Rowing
Championships in Belarus.

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