Sept. 20, 2001
Los Angeles- UCLA is pleased to announce Jaime Goodrich and Guillermo Lemus as Assistant Coaches for Women's Rowing. Goodrich and Lemus, under Head Coach Amy Fuller, will guide the UCLA rowing team during its inaugural season as an NCAA sport.
Coach Goodrich, daughter of UCLA Basketball's Gail Goodrich, joins the UCLA Athletics staff after serving as Administrative Director for a non-profit youth basketball organization, Hoopmasters. Goodrich, a UC Berkeley alumna, discovered rowing during her freshman year. She rowed the next three years with Cal's Varsity program and won over 80% of her collegiate races. Goodrich also consistently medalled at the PAC 10's and took sixth place in the first NCAA's in 1997.
Coach Lemus, former Head Coach of the UCLA Women's Rowing Club, first came to UCLA in 1996 with over 12 years or rowing experience. He first learned to row at the age of 12 and competed for the Guatemalan Junior's National Team. During his two-year tenure as the women's varsity rowing coach, Lemus improved his UCLA club team to medal contention. From a sixth place finish in the Varsity Eight at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival in 1999, the team progressed to capture two medals at the Pacific Coast Visitors Cup, a Silver in the Lightweight Varsity Eight and a Gold in the Novice Eight.
"I think Jaime and Guillermo complement each other very well," stated Head Coach Amy Fuller. "Guillermo has a lot of experience in rowing, and at the boathouse, rigging the boats. Jaime is a great rower and has experienced some of the best coaching in West. I'm really looking forward to the season, and I'm very pleased with my coaching staff."
The UCLA Athletics staff cordially welcomes Jaime Goodrich and Guillermo Lemus. UCLA announced on Feb. 9, 2001 that it would add rowing as an intercollegiate sport for the 20001-02 season. With the addition of Goodrich and Lemus, as well as the 25 returning club rowers, the UCLA Women's Rowing team can now build from a solid foundation.