Program provides fulfillment for both coaches and teams

August 11, 2011 2:52:08 PM PDT
At Row New York, a nonprofit club in Queens, much of what happens on the water is only possible because of the coaches.

Ryan McCarthy and Mike Eichler both rowed in college, and now they're spending the year coaching thanks to a program called Coach Across America.

Coach Across America is in its third year. There are currently 270 coaches deployed to teams across the country that need coaches. Almost half of them are in New York - and there's a need for more.

Sports can do both physical and emotional good and a trained coach can foster both.

There's a rigorous application process for the coaches, and the program doesn't pay a whole lot of money, but that seems beside the point. The program can be fulfilling for both the coaches and the teams.

Information on how to be a coach and how to support the program can be found at