JP Sekulich


Varsity Men’s Head Coach


JP Sekulich | Varsity Head Coach

JP learned to row in high school at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco and continued his rowing career in college for the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he began coaching at SI as the freshman coach. In 2006, he accepted a graduate assistantship at Marietta College, where he earned a Master of Arts in Education and coached their novice crew. Upon graduating from the program in 2008, he worked as a sales agent for Vespoli USA for nearly a decade, covering the Midwest and West Coast regions. In 2017, he found his dream job (and current appointment) as the Head Coach of Men’s Rowing at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he’s also pursuing a PhD in Education in Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory.

JP’s recent results/accomplishments include the following:

2018: WIRA silver medal, Varsity 8+

2018: WIRA bronze medal, Varsity 4+

2018: WIRA bronze medal, Lightweight 4+

2019: WIRA gold medal, Lightweight 8

2019: WIRA gold medal, Lightweight 4+

2019: WIRA silver medal, Varsity 4+

2019: WIRA Regatta Men’s Team Points Trophy Champions

2019: Head of the Charles bronze medal, Men’s Collegiate 4+

2019: ACRA West Region Men’s Coach of the Year