Coach Cassandra Cunningham began her athletic quest at Mills High School in Millbrae, CA where she competed in cross country and track for four years.  Entering college she began her next sport in women's rowing.  While at Sacramento State, Coach Cunningham earned three state championship titles as well as winning the 1995 Pacific Coast Rowing Championships in the Women's Varsity Eight. In 1996 she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education. After graduation she spent three years training with the Women's U.S. Rowing National Team. She is a five-time winner at the US National Elite Championships.

Selected Coaching Highlights

  • 2015 World Junior Rowing Championships -  Bronze medal in Women’s 2-.
  • 2015 Ivy Championships - Fourth place in Varsity 4+.
    • First Pennsylvania Varsity 4+ to make Ivy League grand final.
  • 2014 World Junior Rowing Championships – Bronze medal in Women’s 2-.
  • 2013 Ivy Championships – Silver medal in Third Varsity 8+.
  • 2012 World Junior Rowing Championships – Silver medal in Women’s 2-.
    • First USA junior medal in Women’s 2- event.
  • 2009 Youth National Championships – Silver medal in boy’s 2-.
  • 2002 Transitioned the Junipero Serra program from club to varsity status.
  • 2001 Dad Vail Regatta – Silver medal in Women’s Lightweight 8+.
  • 2000 Dad Vail Regatta – Gold medal in Women’s Lightweight 8+.Type your paragraph here.


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA - 2002   
  • Master of Education in Athletic Directing
  • California State University Sacramento, CA - 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education


  • CPR, First Aid
  • Level II USRowing Instructor
  • American Sports and Fitness Association
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness
  • USRowing Member since 1991

She earned international silver medals in the women’s lightweight quad at the 1998 World Rowing Championships and the 1999 Pan American Games.  After her time on the national team, Coach Cunningham earned a Master of Education in Administration at the University of Massachusetts while simultaneously coaching the school's varsity women's lightweight rowing team.  Post graduate school she moved back to California where to began teaching Physical Education at San Francisco City College and coaching boy's rowing at Junipero Serra High School transforming it from a club program to a varsity sport. Coach Cunningham has spent the past nine years assisting with the US Women's Junior National Rowing Team.

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