Iowa rowing student-athletes blog during training trip in Georgia
Each Camp Session Will Last Three Days
Head of Des Moines is set to begin Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Quoss, Fowler and Rinozzi join Redfearn on Pritzker's staff
Julie Quoss is in her third season as an assistant coach at Iowa. She works with the novice crews and talent-transfer student-athletes.
In 2014, Quoss guided first-year, walk-on rower Morgan Grastorf from the novice program to varsity crews. She went on to earn Pocock All-America Second Team and All-Central Region First Team honors. She was also invited to attend the 2014 USRowing Women's Pre-Elite Camp in June, which grooms up-and-coming rowers for the national teams.
Quoss joined the Hawkeyes after spending five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, she helped build strong novice classes that went on to win a majority of their races each fall. During the spring, Quoss led the fours to the grand finals, both top finishes for Penn at the inaugural Ivy League Championship last season.
Her fours, second varsity eight and third varsity eight have also finished as high as fourth in the Eastern Sprints Championship. Those strong results helped the team gain its highest ranking in recent history, placing among the top 20. She also served as Penn's recruiting coordinator, helping Penn bring in its largest class in program history during the 2010-2011 season and its strongest class in the 2011-12 season.
In her first season at Penn, Quoss helped the team rank second in the Mid-Atlantic Region and gain their best finish in the Eastern Sprints since 1982. For her efforts, she was nominated for the Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year.
Quoss will be no stranger to Big Ten rowing, as she was a standout walk-on for Wisconsin from 2001-2005. Quoss was a member of Wisconsin's V8 that twice competed at the NCAA Championships after a five year hiatus. Her boats also medaled at the Big Ten Championships and Central Sprints. Quoss earned first and second All-Central Region team honors and was a National Scholar Athlete. She graduated from Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.
Following graduation, Quoss helped manage the Wisconsin team from 2005-2006 and then spent a year as an assistant coach and head novice coach at Bucknell University from 2006-2007. She then trained and raced with the Vesper Summer Elites, coming away with five gold medals at Canadian Henley. Quoss also went on to help coach the Vesper Elites during the summers of 2007 and 2010.