Dan Perkins
Dan Perkins
Position: Freshman Coach (Dartmouth '97)
617-253-1826
dperkins@mit.edu

Dan Perkins is in his second year coaching at MIT. Dan returned in 2003 from Oxford University where he earned a Master of Science in Education and was in the winning 'Boat Race' crew. Before going abroad, he coached at Tufts University, The Craftsbury Sculling Center, and with the Cincinatti Junior Rowing Club. Dan began rowing at Kent School in Connecticut under coach W. Hart Perry. After Kent, he competed in Junior World Championships in Norway, where he won a Bronze Medal. Dan graduated from Dartmouth College where he was Varsity Heavyweight Captain in 1997 and 1998, and competed on the US Senior B Team in Milan, Italy. After college, Dan was on the US National Team in 1999 and 2001, in the double and as spare respectively. In 2002, he won US National Championships in the 4+. In 1995 and again in 1999, Dan survived life threatening brain cancer, before making a full recovery and returning to competitive rowing. He now speaks to High School-aged children about issues related to cancer, and works with organizations and other survivors to advocate brain cancer research.