Rowing Ireland is delighted to announce that Mary McLachlan has joined its coaching team. Mary has been working with British Rowing for the last nine years and joins Rowing Ireland in a voluntary capacity as a High Performance Coach.
Having coached successfully in Schools for a number of years, Mary joined the British Start programme, which aims to identify and develop future Olympians. During this time she also worked with the Lead Coach for juniors as an assistant at trials, training weekends and races. She was the Lead Coach for the GB Coupe de la Jeunesse team in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
In early 2009, she was appointed Performance Coach with British Rowing, working with the Paralympic LTA four. Thirteen athletes raced at World Championships level during the following five years and the crews won all five of the World Cups they attended, with the B crew also winning bronze in Munich 2011. They also won the World Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2013 with a silver in 2010, plus Paralympic Gold at the London Games in 2012.
Mary is married to Rowing Ireland Lead Coach Don McLachlan.
I’m really excited about working for Rowing Ireland. There are some very talented athletes and coaches in Ireland and I will be trying to support these people wherever possible.