Claire Martin-Doyle enters her 11th season as the head coach of MIT lightweight women’s rowing program, a program that is regularly ranked among the top-10 in the nation. She has guided the team to its third consecutive gold medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in 2016, as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship for the past five years. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 13 members of the 2016 squad earned accolades from the CRCA and IRA.
Martin-Doyle joined the Engineers in 2006 as novice lightweight women’s coach and was promoted to head coach in 2007. During her time at MIT the Engineers have had success in racing and in growing the lightweight program across the board.
She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999, where she was a four-year rower, participant in the 1998 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship and was a recipient of the John Carroll Spirit Award. Prior to rowing with the Hoyas, Martin-Doyle rowed at West Side Rowing Club and Nardin Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. where she was a member of both scholastic and national champion crews.
Martin-Doyle earned her Master of Education degree from Temple University in 2004 with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology. While living in Philadelphia, she competed for the Vesper Boat Club and spent three seasons coaching Lower Merion High School.
Martin-Doyle resides in Newton, Mass. with her husband and daughter.
Amelia Patton returns in the 2016-17 season for her 10th year as MIT's assistant/novice lightweight women's coach. In 2015-16 she helped guide the team to its third consecutive gold medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in 2016, as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship for the past five years. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, 13 members of the 2016 squad earned accolades from the CRCA and IRA.
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.
|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Previous College:||MIT '13|
Katie Inman returns to the MIT lightweight women’s staff this fall after her first season last spring as a volunteer coach for the women’s lightweight team.
Inman began rowing spring of 2007 for the Indianapolis Rowing Center on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating high school, she joined the MIT lightweight women as a recruited rower in fall of 2009 and rowed for the varsity team all four years. She was voted Most Inspiration Oarswoman in 2012 and served as a team co-captain for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.
A 2013 graduate of MIT, Inman was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma, both engineering honor societies. She has since been working in medical devices and currently works as a Project Engineer for Portal Instruments, a small medical device startup near MIT. She is also taking night classes in hopes of someday going to medical school.
Off of the water, she is running, lifting, or traveling as much as possible.