Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Tracey Tallman joined the Duke rowing staff as an assistant coach in August, 2013.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Tallman comes to Duke from Central Florida where she served as assistant coach for two seasons from 2011-13. At Duke, she will oversee the program’s development squad which will consist of varsity and novice student-athletes and assist with recruiting.
Tallman held similar responsibilities at Central Florida. While at UCF Tallman coached the varsity four in her first spring to a third-place ranking in the South Region by the NCAA Division I Regional Poll.
Tallman also was an assistant coach at Sacramento State from 2009-2011 and at St. Lawrence in 2008 and 2009. In her first season at Sacramento State, she guided the first-ever novice 8 to grand finals at the San Diego Crew Classic. The following year she coached the varsity 4 which was composed of novice rowers to gold at the WIRA Championship as well as the novice 8 to silver behind Gonzaga. At St. Lawrence, she guided the women’s team to back-to-back Division III NCAA Championship appearances, which were the first in school history. Those two NCAA appearances followed consecutive Liberty League Championships and citations for the league’s Coaching Staff of the Year award.
Tallman competed with the University of Minnesota’s rowing team for four years, including three on the varsity squad. As a senior in 2007, she helped guide the Golden Gophers to the Big 10 Championship and to the programs first NCAA Championship where Minnesota finished sixth.
Tallman also helped Minnesota’s varsity four win the Big 10 Championship as a junior and the school’s first ever gold in a varsity event at the conference championship. As a freshman she competed with the novice eight which won the league title, the same year she was named most valuable rower of then novice squad.