|Previous College:||The University of Queensland, Australia|
Ian Duthie joined the Yale Lightweight Men's crew program in autumn 2011 as an Assistant Coach after two years of working with the Yale Heavyweights. This Australian native brings elite-level rowing experience to Yale - Ian won seven State and three National Championships in Lightweight eights for Mercantile Rowing Club in Melbourne, considered Australia's most prominent rowing club where he also acted as a crew selector.
Ian attended high school in Brisbane at the Anglican Boys Grammar School (Churchie) where he was the state open hurdles champion. He graduated from The University of Queensland where he holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Agricultural Science. This is where Ian began his rowing career as a walk-on and quickly made his mark as an oarsman stroking the University of Queensland lightweight eight to victory at the State Championships. He then went on to represent Queensland in the Penrith Cup, Australia's interstate race for lightweight men. Ian was in the selection squad for the Australian lightweight coxless four which won gold at the 1974 FISA World Championships.
Ian still actively rows in Masters competitions in the US and abroad, currently for the New Haven Rowing Club and prior to that, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club... and occasionally for Mercantile when on home visits.