Amelia Patton returns in the 2015-16 season for her ninth year as MIT's assistant/novice lightweight women's coach. In 2014-15 she helped guide the team to a gold medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, the second straight year the team has achieved this, as well as seeing the squad qualify for the IRA National Championship. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 10 members of the 2015 team accolades from the CRCA or IRA as for their academic success.
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.