John  Fuchs
 John Fuchs
Head Coach


WWU's varsity eight places third at PCRC

Vikings' top boat has best outing of season, finishes behind two PAC-12 entries


All three WWU shells third at Windermere/Opening Day races

Competition viewed by thousands of spectators


WWU's varsity four prevails in WIRA grand final

Vikings lead entire race, edge Humboldt State by 0.2 seconds


All three WWU entries advance to grand finals at WIRA Championships

Varsity four and varsity eight are heat winners, junior varsity eight second


WWU wins four races, second in three others at Covered Bridge Regatta

Vikings show marked improvement for third straight week


In 18th year as head women's rowing coach at WWU ... Directed Vikings to seven straight NCAA Division II National Team Championships from 2005-11 (varsity eight and varsity four each won six national titles during that run), runner-up finishes at nationals in 2002, 2003 and 2012; and third place in 2004 and 2014 ... WWU ranked No.1 nationally in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in final USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA II National Poll ... Has coached 23 CRCA All-Americans ... CRCA NCAA II National Coach of the Year in 2005, 2007 and 2008 ... Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Coach of the Year in 2011 and Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, 2005, 2007, and 2008 ... In 1999, directed Viking men's varsity four to third-place at Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships ... Was WWU men's assistant coach for six years (1989-95), coaching lightweights ... In 1994, his lightweight four placed first in grand final at PCRC ... Competed in men's rowing at WWU for four years (1985-88), earning three letters as member of varsity lightweight eight ... Received bachelor's degree in recreation at WWU in 1988 ... Coached former WWU rowers in men's lightweight pair that placed third at Pan American Games Trials in 1995 and mentored men's lightweight four that placed fifth at Olympic Trials in 1996 ... Graduate of Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma ... Lettered three years in golf ... 48 years old.