Ashleigh Genevich enters her second season with the University of Miami rowing program as an assistant coach.
Genevich came to the University of Miami after spending four years as head coach of the men's novice rowing squads at her alma mater, Washington College. During her tenure, the Shoremen won the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Championships with the men's four-man novice team as well as in 2009 with the men's novice squad. Her squad also advanced to the semifinals in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009 at the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
During her collegiate career, Genevich called the shots as coxswain for the men's rowing team at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., earning All-Mid Atlantic Regional accolades. By her junior year she had moved on to coxswain for the men's varsity rowing squad where she accomplished some impressive feats by guiding the varsity four-man squad to a second-place finish at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Division III Regional Championships. The following year Genevich's squad made the adjustments to take first at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Division III Championships. As a senior, Genevich's boat finished fourth at the Dad Vail Regatta.
Genevich has served as a counselor and coach at multiple rowing camps to becoming officially certified through U.S. Rowing and has attended camps for the U.S. National Team. In her free time, she plans to become a certified diver with the goal of free diving in shark reefs. Her love of the water and sharks was instilled at an early age by her grandfather who was an oceanic photographer.