Mike Teti

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Mike Teti
Personal information
Full nameMichael Francis Teti
BornSeptember 20, 1956 (1956-09-20) (age 63)
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Spouse(s)Kay Worthington[1]

Michael Francis Teti (born September 20, 1956) is an American Olympic rower. Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, he attended Monsignor Bonner High School and is a 1978 graduate of St. Joseph's University. Formerly the head coach of men's crew at the University of California, Berkeley, he is a twelve-time U.S. national team member, three-time Olympian (including a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics), a member of the world champion men's eight in 1987, and is a member of the U.S. National Rowing Hall of Fame as both an athlete and coach.[2] He has served as the US Men's head coach since June 2018.[3]

Coaching History[edit]

Mike Teti's coaching experience includes positions at Temple University, coach of the freshman squad at Princeton University, the U.S. national team, and U.S. Men's Olympic teams. Teti served as US Rowing's men's head coach from 1997-2008. The U.S. national team crews produced 28 total medals under Teti's guidance during that time period, including four gold medals (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2005). He is the only coach to lead U.S. teams to three consecutive world championship title (1997, 1998, 1999).[4]

Mike Teti has served as both an athlete and coach for U.S. men's national and Olympic rowing teams. As a coach, he led the U.S. team to 29 world and Olympic medals, including Olympic gold in 2004 in Athens.

Teti was the head coach of Men's Rowing at the University of California from 2008 to 2018.[5] In 2018, he was named head men's coach for USRowing, returning to a position he held from 1997 to 2008.[4]

He is the only person inducted into the U.S. National Rowing Hall of Fame as both an athlete and coach.[2]

Controversies[edit]

In 2016, a female former member of the Cal rowing team accused Teti of failing to act after she accused a male rower of sexual assault. The woman alleged that instead of launching an investigation and reporting the allegation to university officials, Teti told her to “stop crying,” asked her about her sexual history with other rowers and barked, “You’re no angel anyway.”[6] Following the allegations, UC Berkeley complaint resolution officer Paula Raffaelli said the men's crew coaches and athletes would receive additional training related to sexual violence and harassment, “with a specific emphasis on gender and sex stereotyping.” Another female former Cal rower, Stephanie Gardner, said she quit Teti's team in 2012 because of relentless bullying by males on the team, and a culture of abuse that went on with full knowledge of the coaching staff.[7] In 2018, Teti stepped down as coach at Cal.[8]

The University of California, Berkeley, announced in March 2019 that it was investigating the admission in 2014 of a student whose father was indicted on charges of paying $100,000 to have a surrogate ace the SATs on behalf of his son, according to a federal indictment.[9] That student, Jordan Sidoo, is listed on Cal's website as having been a member of Teti's team in 2014.[10] The San Francisco Chronicle said there were no allegations that Teti or other coaches accepted bribes to allow Sidoo on the team, although similar allegations were made against coaches at other universities.[9]

Achievements[edit]

1979 Pan American Games / Men's Four / Silver Medal – USRowing as Athlete

1985 World Championships / Men's Eight / Bronze Medal – USRowing as Athlete

1987 World Championships / Men's Eight / Gold Medal – USRowing as Athlete

1988 Olympic Games / Seoul, Korea / Men's Eight / Bronze Medal – Olympic Rowing as Athlete

1996 Olympic Games / Atlanta / Men's Four Lighweight Coach / Bronze Medal – U.S. Olympic Team as Coach

1997 World Rowing Championships / Men's Eight / Gold Medal - USRowing as Coach

1998 World Rowing Championships / Men's Eight / Gold Medal - USRowing as Coach

1999 World Rowing Championships / Men's Eight / Gold Medal - USRowing as Coach

2000 Olympic Games / Sydney, Australia / Men's Sweep Coach / Men's Pair / Silver Medal – U.S. Olympic Team as Coach

2004 Olympic Games / Athens, Greece / Men's Coach / Men's Eight / Gold Medal – U.S. Olympic Team as Coach

2005 World Rowing Championships / Men's Eight / Gold Medal - USRowing as Coach

2008 Olympic Games / Beijing, China / Men's Coach / Men's Eight / Bronze Medal – U.S. Olympic Team as Coach

2012 Olympic Games / London, England / Assistant Coach / Men's Eight / 4th Place – U.S. Olympic Team as Coach

2017 World Rowing Championships / Men's Eight / Silver Medal - USRowing as Coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kay Worthington". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Mike Teti To Lead National Team After 2018 Season". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "National Team Training Center Opening in Oakland; Teti Announced as U.S. Men's Head Coach Beginning in June". US Rowing. January 31, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Mike Teti". USRowing. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "Mike Teti - Men's Rowing Coach". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Cal men's rowing team rocked by sexual assault claim". East Bay Times. April 21, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Cal men's rowing team rocked by sexual assault claim". The Mercury News. April 21, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "Frandsen To Succeed Teti As Head Coach". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Cal investigating former crew team member linked to college admissions scandal - SFChronicle.com". www.sfchronicle.com. March 19, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jordan Sidoo - Men's Rowing". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved July 19, 2019.

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