Head Coach Spotlight
Kevin Dooley was named the Assistant Offshore Sailing Team Coach in August of 2014. Since joining the Bears, Kevin has been instrumental in organizing an efficient skill development pathway from sloops, to big boats, and on to ocean racing. He has played a key role institutionalizing the nation’s first intercollegiate J/70 fleet and integrating USCGA’s newest boats into the offshore team curriculum. He is a US Sailing Level 3 Racing Coach and Level 1 Instructor Trainer. Kevin also serves as USCGA’s Principal Race Officer for major intercollegiate and promotional events.
Kevin was among the early program managers at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, NY. At Oakcliff he beta-tested their professional sailor development program and trained under veteran America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race campaigners while leading elite level match racing, one-design, and IRC race teams.
As a youth program coach for teams from New England to Florida for well over a decade, many of Kevin’s former students have progressed into top collegiate programs, several have earned All-American honors, and a few have even started their own coaching careers. Most recently, Kevin was the Varsity Sailing Coach at Manchester-Essex Regional High School and the C/420 Race Team Coach at Manchester Sailing Association. From 2010 to 2014, his sailors won four Mass Bay League Titles, a pair of Massachusetts State Championships, spent four seasons ranked within the top ten of NESSA Team Racing, and finished fourth at two consecutive C/420 Team Racing National Championships.