Amelia Patton returns in the 2017-18 season for her 11th year as MIT's assistant/novice lightweight women's coach. Last season, the Engineers placed sixth overall at the IRA National Championship as the varsity 4 posted the best finish in program history. Overall, she has helped guide the team to three gold medals in the last four seasons at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta and the squad has qualified for the IRA National Championships for the last six seasons. Highlighting the program's commitment to academic success, 10 members of the 2017 team earned IRA All-Academic honors and eight were honored as CRCA Scholar-Athletes.
Prior to coaching the Engineers, Patton spent three years coaching Brookline High School's novice girls, where her boats won state titles in 2004 and 2006.
Patton earned a Master's Degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University while coaching BU's adult recreational program. Before moving to Boston, she received her bachelor's degree in sociology from Duke University.
Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Patton learned to row at Nichols School and West Side Rowing Club. She went on to compete as a four-year member of the varsity eight at Duke University. While at Duke, Patton was named to the All-South region team three times and won the collegiate lightweight title at CRASH-B Sprints. Patton now serves as a Board member for the Crash-B Sprints. Amelia continues to row out of Riverside Boat Club in Cambridge where she serves on the Board of Directors.