Ted Nash (rower)

Theodore Allison Nash II (October 29, 1932 – July 3, 2021) was an American competition rower and Olympic champion, rowing coach, and sports administrator.[1][2] Nash represented his country, either as a coach or athlete, at eleven separate Olympic Games since 1960.[3]

Ted Nash
Personal information
BornOctober 29, 1932 (1932-10-29)
Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJuly 3, 2021(2021-07-03) (aged 88)
Medford, New Jersey, U.S.

Nash began coaching at the University of Pennsylvania, first as freshman coach from 1965, then as head coach from 1969-83.[4][1][2] He was also a longtime supporter and icon of Penn AC.[4]

Nash served as a pilot[3] and first lieutenant in the Army Aviation division, teaching aviation and aerobatics.[1] He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. While in the military, he was also an anti-guerrilla warfare instructor, an officer candidate school tactical officer for the Army and a member of the elite Green Beret, and special forces units for the Army. He was recalled four times on special "friendly" projects across the world.[citation needed]

He was born in Melrose, Massachusetts.[1][2]

Nash won a gold medal in coxless fours at the 1960 Summer Olympics[1][5] and a bronze for the same event at 1964 Olympics.[1] He won gold medals at the 1959 and 1963 Pan American Games.[1][2][6] Nash died at the age of 88 on July 3, 2021 in Medford, New Jersey.[7][1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Giordano, Rita (July 13, 2021). "Ted Nash, Penn and Olympics rowing legend," dies at 88," The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ted Nash". olympedia.org. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Hewitt, Ed (July 5, 2021). "Ted A. Nash, A True Giant of Rowing, Has Passed". row2k.com. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b USRowing.org (July 4, 2021). "In Memory: Ted Nash". Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ted Nash". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved December 18, 2008. "Theodore Allison 'Ted' Nash, II"
  6. ^ "Olympians Who Won a Medal at the Summer Pan American Games (8552)". olympedia.org. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  7. ^ Ted Nash at Olympedia

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