Michael Kalin returns to the MIT sailing program as one of its head coaches for the 2014-15 season. He was previously a coach with the Engineers from 2000-06, helping the co-ed team to a consistent ranking among the top 15 in the nation, with the squad placing as high as 11th at Nationals.
Kalin returns to Cambridge with international sailing experience. He left MIT to compete full-time for the Canadian Sailing Team where he was the fourth-ranked member of the team in the Olympic Laser class, winning the Marvin McDill award in 2006 for the top rookie performance at an Olympic class world championship. Since sailing for the Canadian team he served as the sailing director at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco from 2008-11 as well as working as a coach for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team and as a member of the 2013 America’s Cup Race Management Group.