Amelia Patton returns in the 2018-19 season for her 12th year as MIT's assistant lightweight women's coach. Last season, the Engineers had their varsity 8 place sixth in the Grand Final at the IRA National Championship as Annika Rollock was named as a Pocock/CRCA All-American.
At the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, the varsity 4 earned its first-ever silver medal while the Engineers also captured a bronze medal in the pairs competition. Overall, she has helped guide the team to three gold medals in the last five seasons at the Dad Vail and the squad has qualified for the IRA National Championship in each of the last seven seasons. The Engineers also continued to the highlight the program's commitment to academic success as MIT led all lightweight programs nationally with 11 IRA All-Academic Team honorees while also having nine student-athletes earn CRCA National Scholar-Athlete accolades.
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.