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John Lindberg

John Lindberg
John Lindberg, B.A. Head Rowing Coach & Boathouse Manager

Educational Background

Brown University  -  B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organizations

Biosketch

John was raised in Manchester, NH, another city along the Merrimack River with a great textile mill history.  A converted hockey player, John has been involved in competitive rowing for over 35 years, having both competed and coached at the high school, collegiate, and international levels.  John was an educator at the secondary school level for 16 years as teacher, coach and administrator and has coached at the Div. 1 level for 15.    Additionally, John has worked outside of the education field, primarily in the areas of project management and sales. 
First introduced to the sport of rowing as a student at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, John was coached by master coach Rich Davis. Winning the Princess Elizabeth Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta was one of the highlights of his early rowing experience. John continued rowing at Brown University under the guidance of legendary coach Steve Gladstone.   John has enjoyed medal-winning results at the Eastern Sprints and IRA National Championship as both an athlete and a coach.  He also competed for the US at the 1991 Pan-Am Games in Havana, Cuba, and coached US entries at the 2006 and 2007 U23 World Championships.   
But perhaps his most relevant accomplishments on the water are his half-dozen wins at the Textile River Regatta spread over the Championship and Master’s singles through the ‘90s, as well as at more recent Master’s sweep events.  (Since searchable results only extend back to 2000, this claim cannot be challenged!)
John enjoys coaching all levels, providing an environment that promotes both academic and athletic success and is most energized by creating a team and organizational culture that is characterized by integrity, confidence, and joy of purpose.  
John and his family reside in Acton, MA, and have two sons studying in the Massachusetts Public University system.