Head Coach

Alyssa Dewey (contact alyssadewey@ucsb.edu for recruitment information)

Alyssa began her rowing career at Western Washington University, where she was a four-year varsity rower. She attended two NCAA DII National Championships, winning the Women’s Varsity 4+ event in 2011, and coming in second in the Women’s Varsity 8+ event in 2012.  During her time at WWU, she earned her B.S. in Kinesiology in 2012 and went on to earn her Master of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (Coaching) from the University of Washington in 2017. Alyssa is a USRowing Level II certified coach.

Alyssa began her coaching career at Sammamish Rowing Association (Redmond, Washington) where she coached juniors, masters, and learn-to-row classes. Prior to her time at UCSB, Alyssa served as an assistant coach at the NCAA DI Fordham University (Bronx, NY), as well as the NCAA DIII Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and Willamette University (Salem, OR).

The 2020-2021 season will be Alyssa’s second full season with the UCSB Rowing team, having joined the program mid-February of 2019. Alyssa is excited to work with the varsity women and aims to continue the legacy of competitive excellence, while fostering a passion for the sport, and a commitment to the growth and development of the whole athlete.