Chris Kerber was named the Henry E. Bartels '48 Head Coach of Men’s Lightweight Rowing at Cornell University in August 2008. Kerber brought a wide-array of experience to the position as both a former rower as well as an administrator.
A national and international rower for 14 years, Kerber was a seven-time member
of the U.S. national team. He was a two-time World Champion and won numerous
medals at the Henley Royal Regatta, the Pan-American Games, and the U.S.
National Championships. He placed among the top six lightweight men for both
the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Games, serving as an alternate
for both teams.