Hello! Thanks for visiting my website.

Short notes on me:

  • Currently attending University of Denver’s MA in Sport Coaching program online.
  • Graduated from Western Washington University in 2014 with a BS in Kinesiology and a focus in Sport Psychology.
  • Coach the Bellingham Warriors HS Lacrosse team since 2014, first as JV assistant, then JV HC, now as varsity assistant.
  • Strength coach for the Western Men’s Club Rowing team since 2013, full-time assistant coach on the water as well since 2016.
  • Multi-sport high school athlete: waterpolo, wrestling, and rowing.
  • MCLA lacrosse club team at Western before strongman/powerlifting took over.
  • Interned for a year with the WWU Track & Field team


  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • USA-Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • US-Lacrosse Level 2
  • US-Rowing Level 2

In 2015, I became a Rowperfect UK author with my step-by-step manual for strength training for rowing, Rowing Stronger. I guest write for Rowperfect’s blog, was a guest on Rowing Chat, and host the Strength Coach Roundtable podcast on Rowing Chat with two other rowing strength coaches.

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Will Ruth

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Lacrosse [Photo: Mike Gannon]


Rowing [Photo: Tohn Keagle]

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I also compete in Strongman [Photo: Rick Tolhurst]