Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Coach honored

by the Grosse Pointe News

November 22, 2012

Grosse Pointe rowing head coach Dick Bell recently earned the 2012 US Rowing John J. Carlin Service Award.

He was chosen by the US Rowing Board of Directors. The award honors an individual, or individuals, who has made significant and outstanding commitments in support of rowing. He will be honored Dec. 1 at an awards reception held in conjunction with the 2012 US Rowing Annual Convention in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bell began rowing as a teenager in Philadelphia. He began coaching at the Detroit Boat Club in 1971 and has coached athletes at every level.

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