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Barbara Grudt

Barbara Grudt

Trustee Liaison, Coach, Girls' Varsity Crew
M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Annenberg Hall

Barb Grudt fills the dual role of trustee liaison and director of rowing/head girls’ rowing coach. With an extensive background as both an Olympian and coach in rowing, she has chosen Peddie as the place to develop young athletes. As trustee liaison, Grudt coordinates the work of Peddie’s Board of Trustees. Grudt holds a B.A. and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Coach Bio: As Director of Rowing, Barb Grudt exemplifies the athletic spirit that Peddie seeks to instill in its students. Her personal record is unmatched: a two-time Olympian, she also earned two medals at the Rowing World Championships, and set two Crash-B Indoor Rowing World Championship records (breaking her own the second time). She served as Head Coach of Women’s Rowing at Dartmouth and University of Pennsylvania for 18 years, guiding her rowers to multiple championships and records. Since 2007 she has been the head coach of Peddie Girls’ Crew, which has since won two national championships and placed in two more. Barb also serves as Peddie’s Trustee Liaison and Sports Hall of Fame Director.