“We are thrilled to bring Micah on board as a coach,” Cooke Carcagno said. “Having another full-time coach will really fine tune our depth and allow us to all to reach farther. He is no stranger to success, with Olympic and head coaching experience, and our team is incredibly lucky to be in such great hands.”
Boyd completes the transition to assistant coach after previously serving as the boathouse manager on the Blue Devil rowing staff. In his lone year as boathouse manager, Boyd helped maintain all equipment. 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. Prior to his stint in Chapel Hill, he was the head coach for the Emory University Women’s Club Rowing Team from 2009-12.
Boyd has garnered numerous awards throughout his rowing career. He has 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.
“Duke is a program that has great resources, great athletes and great coaches, and I look forward to working for the team,” Boyd said. “Developing athletes is something that I enjoy most in coaching and I have a great opportunity to do that with such a deep team. Whether it’s a rower that wants to make the 3V at the ACC’s or medal at the Olympics, I hope to help them along the way.”
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.