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Kate Maxim, one of the most accomplished young coaches in the country, has been appointed head women’s rowing coach at Oregon State University, Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Friday.

Maxim returns to Oregon State, where she served as an assistant coach from 2006-12, after spending the last five years as the assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Princeton University.

“We’re excited to bring coach Maxim back to Oregon State to represent Beaver Nation,” Barnes said. “Her enthusiasm, passion, and vision for our program are evident. Coach Maxim’s strong attributes make her a great fit to elevate our program in the nation’s elite conference.”

Maxim assisted Princeton to four Ivy League titles, including three in the last four years. She also

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led the V4+ to the NCAA grand final in two of the last three years.

“I want to thank Scott Barnes and Kimya Massey (senior associate A.D.) for offering me this very special opportunity to re-connect with OSU in a new role,” Maxim said. “My goal is to empower the team as they pursue their best version of themselves as students, athletes, and as members of Beaver Nation. I hope to imbue my passion for challenge and to inspire the team to be daring in their pursuit of championship level performance.”

Maxim began her initial tenure at OSU in September of 2006, where she served as an assistant coach and director of the novice program until August of 2012. She assisted the Beavers to a top-15 NCAA finish and several top-four appearances at the Pac-12 Championships.

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