coach of many United States National Rowing teams from
1961 to 1976,
Alan Rosenberg’s 1964 U.S. Olympic
Team won two gold medals—in Eights
and Pairs with Coxswain—as well as a
silver in Double Sculls, and a bronze in
Four Without Cox. His 1974 World
Championships Team won a gold
medal in the Eights event.
Rosenberg’s teams also
silver at the 1965 and a gold at the 1974
World Championships, and a silver at
the 1976 Olympics. They won two
golds, a silver, and a bronze at the 1975
Pan-American Games, and an array of
other international competitions. His
U.S. Maccabiah Games teams of 1961
and 1965 each took home three gold
As a competitor, the Temple University
pharmacy and law graduate won
four U.S. and three Canadian national
titles: In 1954 U.S. Four with Coxswain,
and Canada Eight-Oared Shell; in 1955
U.S. Eight-Oared Shell; in 1957 and 1958
(U.S. and Canada) Eight-Oared Shell.
He competed in the World Championships
of 1958 and 1962, winning a silver
medal in 1958—for Eight-Oared
Shell. He earned gold in Eight-Oared
Shell and silver for Four with Cox at the
1955 Pan American Games and won a
Maccabiah Games gold medal in 1961.
internationally as the Rosenberg Style,
and his concepts are employed by 75
percent of today’s world-class rowing
crews. His success earned him a position
as the first national technical director of American Rowing.
He has served
as president of the Rowing Coaches of
Rosenberg was inducted into the
Rowing Hall of Fame in 1984.