Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Rowing
Inducted: 1994
Country: United States
Born: November 29, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA
Died: December 7, 2013

Head 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 captured a 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 medals.

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.

Rosenberg’s techniques are known 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 America.

Rosenberg was inducted into the Rowing Hall of Fame in 1984.

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