Sean Colgan

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Sean has published a book about Ted Nash – Olympian and rowing coach legend.
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The Book of Ted by Sean Colgan

01:00 Sean Colgan was on 10 USA national teams including in 1976 switching from light to heavyweight LW8X to 2+ in 1978.
04:00 You can’t leave rowing.
05:00 Ted Nash was the most iconic coach in my life. Larger than life. We swapped stories about him at regattas.
07:20 I have kept a rowing diary since I was 19. I’m on the 41st edition now. During lockdown I decided to write the book. Each class at Penn had a “book captain” for each decade.
We collected 150 stories.
Then I edited it into 8 chapters within 8 themes with illustrations.
Ted never wanted a biography.
11:00 The legend of Ted – he is known around the world
Chapter 2 is training methods and Chapter 3 Teaching how to push further.
Chapter 3 Teaching how to push further He started womens rainy federation
15:30 Stories from The Book of Ted
An encounter in Florence.
22-00 Now everything seems structured and planned. Coaches seem more “vanilla”. Ted was a violent rainbow.
26:00 Jim Dietz story about the Pan American Games in Caracas.
28:30 A race plan by Ted. He had secret discussions with Empacher. for a reinforced bow. It turns out because he had recruited a dwarf sized 3 foot tall coxswain who he wanted to sit in a front loader!
30:00 A coach passing on knowledge and expertise is getting people’s attention.
Rowing is an unique sport because of its history. Boathouses redolent of beer & sweat.

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The Book of Ted by Sean Colgan

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