Dan Duxbury - Women's Rowing - Kansas Jayhawks

Dan Duxbury

TITLE Assistant Coach
PHONE 393-6194


Duxbury arrives in Lawrence after serving as the Lead Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for San Diego State University Women’s Rowing from 2013 to 2016, and then again from 2018 to 2021. While in San Diego he helped overhaul the program and take it from a team rank of 82nd out of 88 to an all-time best of 36th. With Duxbury’s assistance and guidance, the Aztecs saw tremendous gains on the water and in the classroom. With Duxbury’s assistance and guidance the Aztecs saw tremendous gains on the water and in the classroom:

2020-21: 34 AAC All Academic, 7 CRCA National Scholars, 1 USA U23 team selectee

2019-20: 37 AAC All Academic, 8 CRCA National Scholars, 2 CRCA All American

2018-19: 30 AAC All Academic, 6 CRCA National Scholars, 2 AAC All-league, 2nd Place AAC Championships, 1st Place WIRA Championships, AAC Boat of the Week

2015-16: 31 AAC All Academic, 3 CRCA National Scholars, 2 AAC All-league, 2nd Place WIRA Championships

2014-15: 4 CRCA National Scholars, 2 AAC All-League, 2 All WIRA Team, 2nd Place WIRA Championships, 2nd Place San Diego Crew Classic

2013-14: 29 C-USA Honor Roll, 3 CRCA National Scholars, 3 C-USA Academic Medals, 2nd and 3rd place WIRA Championships, 4th Place C-USA Championships


He chose to take a hiatus in 2016 to earn a master’s degree. While working toward his graduate degree he also returned to Rio Salado Rowing Club as the Associate Head Coach of the competitive masters team and served as a camp coach at Chinook Performance Racing, where he was responsible for coaching high-performance men’s and women’s rowing camps, as well as the Inclusive 2X of Patricia Walsh (Para-rower/Garmin Woman of Adventure) and Jennifer Goldsack (2008 Olympian).

Duxbury served on the coaching staff of the Arizona State University club rowing team from 2012-13. In addition to his duties with the Sun Devils, he founded the adaptive rowing program at Rio Salado Rowing Club, where he also coached masters crews. He founded Tempe Junior Crew Inc. in 2000 and served as head coach for 11 seasons. While with TJC the team medaled at multiple regional and national championships and more than 80 of the athletes he coached went on to row with Division I schools. Many TJC athletes were selected for junior national team camps, and several went on to represent the United States and Canada as members of their junior, under 23 and senior national teams.

In 2007 Duxbury coached the JW2X that won the US Junior Worlds Trials. That boat would eventually compete at the Junior World Championships in Beijing, CHN. In 2008 and 2009 Duxbury coached at the USJWNT Development Camp in New London, CT, where his mission was to introduce sculling to the next generation of young elite rowers. The following year, 2010, Duxbury was asked to create and lead the first-ever USJWNT Sculling Development Camp, which was held right alongside the USJWNT Quad Selection Camp in New Milford, CT. Duxbury also served as the USWJNT CAN-AM-MEX sculling coach in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he served as the first High Performance Sculling Camp Coach in the team’s history.

Duxbury holds a master’s degree from Northeastern University and a USRowing Level 3 Coaching Certification.