Brent Bode

CRI Coach

Coach Bode, known as “Bode” (pronounced ‘bo – dee’) was a walk-on rower in 1996. His collegiate rowing tour spanned just 3 years as a non-traditional student-athlete for the Dowling College Golden Lions.

In that short time he won a bronze medal at the ‘97 CRASH-Bs and was voted Most Improved Athlete, 1996. His lightweight 8+ set the course record at the Head of the Ohio that year. His crew was voted Team of the Year 2004. The team’s extraordinary performance became the bedrock of the Golden Lions’ next decade of rowing success in the East Coast Conference. After serving five years as Assistant to Athletic Training at Elite Sports Medicine (NY), he was awarded a Teaching Fellow Scholarship in Smith College’s Exercise and Sports Studies (ESS) Master’s program. After graduation Bode spent one year as Wellesley College’s novice rowing coach, and was the first coach for Newton Country Day School’s inaugural rowing program in 2008-9. In 2009 he became CRI’s Girls Novice head rowing coach. His teams have won the US Rowing Northeast Championships, and in 8 years the team has placed all of its crews (i.e. five novice 8+) in the top 10 for both Head and Sprint racing seasons. The team’s motto: “We leave no athlete behind!”

Bode lives in Watertown, MA, enjoys cycling, self-exploration, and is forever curious. Above all he is passionate about life-long learning.