David LeFebvre
David LeFebvre
Title: Head Women's Crew Coach
Email: lefebvred@merrimack.edu

David LeFebvre begins his second season as Merrimack College women's rowing head coach in 2014-15.

The former Boston University Head Men's Crew Freshman Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, LeFebvre was hired as the second-ever head coach in the history of Merrimack women's crew on Aug. 22, 2013

His first full year guiding the Warriors featured a number of highlights, and he did not have to wait long to guide the team to its first victory, as Merrimack placed first at the New Hampshire Championships Regatta in early October. In the spring campaign, LeFebvre brought the Warriors to Clemson University in South Carolina for their Spring Break training and that paid dividends, as Merrimack would eventually defend its Northeast-10 Cup title later in April at the second-ever NE-10 Rowing Cup. LeFebvre also led the Warriors to strong performances at the Knecht Cup and the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta to round out the year.

Responsible for the complete overhaul of the recruiting system at BU during his time on campus, LeFebvre served as head coach of the freshman men's crew team from September 1997 through January of 2009 after spending two years (1995-97) as a volunteer assistant coach.

While with the Terriers, LeFebvre coached five student-athletes who would eventually row in the Olympics; five competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and four of those who would go on to row again in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

LeFebvre's knack to find top talent resulted in his freshmen crews posting 11 straight winning seasons during his time at BU, winning the first and only medals for BU Men's Crew at the EARC Sprints since the 1960s, at the IRA National Championships since 1979 and Head of the Charles since 1987. 

A 1990 graduate from BU's School of Management with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing and Finance, LeFebvre was a U.S. National Team Athlete from 1993-97, serving as an Alternate in the 1996 Summer Olympics and representing the United States in a wide variety of international competitions.

LeFebvre, who is a Level 3 certified rowing coach (the highest level offered), currently resides in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife, Jeanne, and two children, Gretchen and Owen, as well as their border collie Charlie.