Scott Frandsen, a three-time Olympian, has joined the California men's rowing staff as a varsity assistant coach, head men's rowing coach Mike Teti announced. An accomplished rower with more than a decade of experience, Frandsen will work with Teti in all aspects of the program.
"We are extremely excited to welcome Scott back to the program and are thrilled to have him join our coaching staff," Teti said. "Scott's tremendous accomplishments as a three-time Olympian, an Olympic medalist and a three-time National Collegiate Champion in the varsity eight at Cal speak for themselves. Most importantly, however, Scott is a graduate of Berkeley in the Haas School of Business and a graduate of Oxford University along with a champion in the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. He has excelled in both the academic and athletic arena and will have a great influence as a role model for each of our student-athletes."
A native of Kelowna British Columbia, Canada, Frandsen comes to Berkeley as one of Canada's most highly-regarded Olympians. He competed in his third Olympic games this past summer in London, rowing in the coxless pair with teammate Dave Calder. He and Calder earned a Silver Medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Frandsen also competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, where he helped the men's eight to a fifth-place finish.
Frandsen has also excelled as a competitor in various boats at five World Championships with top-10 finishes in each event. In nine World Cup Regattas from 2004-08, he captured two Gold Medals, one Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals and recorded top-five finishes in the remaining four events. Frandsen also took home a Gold Medal in 2001 and a Silver Medal in 2002 at the Under-23 World Championships in Austria and Geneva, respectively. While completing his Masters degree at Oxford University, Frandsen was in the Blue Boat that won the tightly contested 2003 Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.
Frandsen was a standout at California where he was part of three-straight Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship men's eight boats from 2000-02. The Golden Bear captain also guided Cal to the three-straight Pac-10 titles in the men's eight and was honored as a First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior in 2002.
While at Cal, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the highly-regarded Haas School of Business in 2002, before earning his Masters at Oxford in 2003.