The Gophers are proud to announce the newest addition to the family, Novice Coach Jill Winegar!

Coach Winegar is a decorated fitness professional with more than 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, specializing in organizational leadership, program development, staff development, fitness professional training, and group fitness instruction. She has served as Fitness Director of various health clubs, as well as a rowing coach at local rowing programs, granting her licenses and certificates as a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, orthopedic exercise specialist, and a registered USA Rowing Coach. She is an alumna of the University of Minnesota.

The addition to the coaching staff is a strong indicator of program growth for Men's Rowing at the University of Minnesota. Coach Winegar will serve as the leader of the Freshman Class (Novices) and will provide a dynamic structure to the athletes' training and participation in the sport, given her diverse skillset and background. 

The organization appreciates her commitment and is thrilled to see her get started this fall!