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Megunticook Rowing hires former Olympian as executive director

Nov 06, 2019
Anna Goodale is the new executive director of  Megunticook Rowing in Camden.

Camden — Megunticook Rowing, a nonprofit community rowing program serving Midcoast Maine, has announced that Anna Goodale has been hired as its first Executive Director.

Goodale comes to Megunticook Rowing with a nearly 20-year history in the rowing world. A former Division I and All American rower at Syracuse University, she spent six years as a U.S. National Team Rower, winning Olympic Gold in the Women’s 8-plus in Beijing in 2008, four world championships, and three gold medals at the head of the Charles Regatta. She also has three years experience as a leadership camp rowing coach, one year as an assistant coach at Gonzaga University and most recently, four years as head novice coach at Ohio State University. In addition to this level of rowing and coaching expertise, Goodale has experience in the administration and management of rowing programs. She will also serve in the capacity of head coach.

Prior to hiring Ms. Goodale, Megunticook Rowing was managed entirely by volunteers and coached by a combination of professional and volunteer coaching staff. Goodale will work closely with current volunteer managers and coaching staff as the organization transitions to professional management.

Originally from the Midcoast, Goodale has recently returned to the community and resides in Camden with her husband Wes and sons Avery and Owen.

To learn more about Anna Goodale, visit For more information about Megunticook Rowing, visit



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