Amanda Hawkins

Varsity Men's Assistant Coach

Joining Norcal this year as an assistant coach, Amanda is no stranger to the boathouse. She joined Bair Island Aquatic Center in 2012 and rows for the competitive masters team where she also served as Team Lead for three years.

Having no idea that rowing existed (what other excuse is there?), Amanda started varsity athletics with cross-country and track in high school. When she discovered crew at the University of California at San Diego, she found out what she’d been missing. She medaled at WIRA and PCRCs in both the 8+ and the 4+ and was hooked.

As a masters rower, Amanda has won gold at regattas including Canadian Henley Masters, US Rowing’s Masters National Championships and Head of the Lake and competed at Head of the Charles, San Diego Crew Classic, Masters Worlds and Coastal World Championships among others.

In between training, rowing and coaching, Amanda uses her degree in Computer Art & Design to work as a freelance graphic designer and marketing contractor. Spending much of her time playing with fonts and updating websites, she can passionately talk about good design in equal measure with rowing stories.