Jeff Garbutt was appointed interim assistant coach by first year head coach Andrew Carter in July 2013 and was promoted to the program's assistant coach in July 2014 following a season with the Hawkeyes.
Garbutt previously served as the assistant rowing coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Miami.
Before entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Garbutt spent more than a decade developing high school talent in New Jersey. As the head girl's coach at Mainland High School (2011-13), he helped the Senior 4 accomplish a 2013 New Jersey State Championship and a 2012 New Jersey/Philadelphia City Championship. The Senior 4 also placed runner-up in the SRAA National Championship and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2012. From 2010-11, Garbutt was the freshman girl's coach at Mainland. During this time, the Freshman 8 earned 2010 New Jersey/Philadelphia City Championship and New Jersey State Championship titles.
He was the head girl's coach at Ocean City High School from 2004-08, where he led the team to several city, state and national championship titles. As the head coach at The Hun School of Princeton (1996-01), he helped the girl's Junior 4 win the Stotesbury Cup Championships in 2000 and 2001.
Garbutt rowed collegiately at Temple University from 1990-95 and completed a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1995. He served as a member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol from 1993-2013.
Garbutt and his wife, Hope, have one son, J.J.