2022 Dad Vail Program

silver, and in Coach White’s final year helped get the Varsity 8 back onto the podium with a bronze in 2016. As an assistant coach, Perkins guided the 2010 and 2012 Freshman 4+s to Dad Vail gold medals, the 2011 L4+ to a silver, and in Coach White’s final year helped get the Varsity 8 back onto the podium with a bronze in 2016. In 2018, Coach Perkins coached the Freshman 8, 2nd Varsity 8, and the Varsity 8 to Dad Vail Gold Medals. The 2018 Varsity 8 winning time was a Dad Vail record, later broken by the 2021 Temple Varsity 8. In 2019 and 2021, every single member of Temple Crew made a Dad Vail Grand Final. In 2021, Temple captured the DV Men’s Point Trophy for the first time in school history by winning the Freshman 8, Lightweight 4, and Varsity 8 and medaling & placing in every other event. The ’21 Varsity 8 was undefeated in the regular season and was ranked as high as 8th in the national polls. Coach Perkins is a decorated athlete and coach. He has great success on and off the water. He believes in excellence in all things and displays this daily to his student-athletes at Temple University. Award History The Matt Ledwith Award is presented annually to a Dad Vail Coach who has a distinguished record of accomplishment and who personifies character traits worthy of emulation in a quest to encourage student athletes to uphold the highest traditions and practices. PAST AWARD WINNERS 1994 - Ralph Lindamood - Marietta 1995 - Tom Delany - Manhattan 1996 - Gavin White - Temple 1997 - Dennis Kamrad - Central FL 1998 - Bob Spousta - George Mason 1999 - Ted Bonnano - Fordham 2000 - Robert Espeseth - UT/Chattanoga 2001 - Jill Cooper - Minnesota U 2002 - John Bancheri - Marietta VG-V’ 2003 - Dave Kucik - Purdue 2004 - Rick Smith - NY Maritime 2005 - Casey Baker - Florida Tech 2006 - Chuck Crawford - U Delaware 2007 - Jennifer Sanford - U Conn 2008 - Gil Birney - Bowdin 2009 - Steve Perry - Johns Hopkins 2010 - Rob Canavan - Georgia Tech 2011 - Charlie DiSilvestro - Drake U 2012 - Gerry Quinlin - St. Joseph’s 2013 - Greg Hartsuff - U of Michigan 2014 - Dr. Gavin R. White - Temple 2015 - Paul Savell - Drexel 2016 - Jim Dietz - UMASS 2017 - Frank Biller - University of Virginia 2018 - Dr. Eugena Kiesling - United States Military Academy at West Point 2019 - Steven Kish - Bucknell

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