Women’s rowing coach resigns

Jason Read, an Olympic gold medalist, has resigned from his position as head coach of the women’s rowing team.

Read will be replaced by former assistant coach Rebecca Smith Grzybowski, who has been with the team for one year.

Read, a gold medalist from the 2004 Athens games, resigned to pursue other professional opportunities.

Grzybowski helped oversee a Temple rowing team that placed third at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships last year. Fall physicals for the women’s rowers begin next Wednesday, Sept. 5.