Micah Boyd enters his first year as the assistant coach after previously serving as the boathouse manager for the Duke rowing program. In his lone year as boathouse manager, Boyd helped maintain all equipment, while driving trailers to regattas and training sites and providing any logistical support as needed. The 2017-18 season saw the Duke rowing squad capture a third-place finish at the ACC Championships as the team qualified all five boats to the Grand Final for the first time in program history.
Boyd came to Durham after six years at the University of North Carolina as the head coach of the men’s club rowing team. After starting as the novice coach for the Tar Heels in the 2012-13 season, Boyd was promoted to head coach for the remainder of his time with UNC, assuming responsibilities for budget, travel, day-to-day logistics and team training while also coordinating with the women’s team in regards to resources.
Prior to his stint in Chapel Hill, Boyd was the assistant/head coach for the Emory University Women’s Club Rowing Team from 2009-12, where his responsibilities included coaching, workout design, athlete recruitment, regatta logistics and travel for 20-35 student-athletes. Boyd would also supervise the novice coach, maintain equipment, boats and boathouse and create alumni connections for funding opportunities.
Boyd has garnered numerous awards throughout his rowing career. He was awarded the Norm Sonju Award in 2004 as the most valuable player, was named team captain of Wisconsin men’s rowing team in 2003, and was given the Randall T. Jablonic Award as the freshman most valuable player following his rookie campaign with the Badgers.
Boyd has also been successful on the international stage, capturing bronze with the men’s 8+ at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and earning the US Rowing Male Athlete of the Year. Boyd also notched bronze at the 2005 World Championships with the men’s coxed pair.
At the coaching level, Boyd is a three-time American Collegiate Rowing Association (ARCA) South Regional Coach of the Year and the 2015 ARCA National Coach of the Year.
A three-time member of the Dean’s List, Boyd graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in wildlife ecology in 2004. He currently resides in Durham with his family.