Liz Bower returns to the Old Dominion sailing center, this time in the coaching capacity. Bower sailed under the direction of current head coach Mitch Brindley for all four years at ODU from 1999-2003.
Bower earned All-American Crew honors in back-to-back seasons as a Monarch sailor as a staple in the B division boat. She helped bring ODU a national title as the team won the ICSA Women's National Championship when she was a junior. The team placed third when Bower was a senior in the same event.
Bower still sails with U.S. Olympian and fellow Monarch alum Anna Tunnicliffe in the match racing circuit. Since graduating from Old Dominion, Bower has coached several different high school teams, including Kecoughtan and Norfolk Collegiate teams that have contributed several current sailing Monarchs.
Bower ran the summer sailing program in Hampton for two summers and was a head sailing instructor in Rochester, New York for nearly two years before returning to Norfolk.
Liz graduated from ODU with a degree in Health & Physical Education in 2003 and currently resides in Norfolk.