Coaching Staff

Jeff Garbutt

Jeff Garbutt

Assistant Coach

Jeff Garbutt was appointed interim assistant coach by first year head coach Andrew Carter in July 2013 and was promoted to the program's assistant coach in July 2014 following a season with the Hawkeyes.

Garbutt previously served as the assistant rowing coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Miami.

Before entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Garbutt spent more than a decade developing high school talent in New Jersey. As the head girl's coach at Mainland High School (2011-13), he helped the Senior 4 accomplish a 2013 New Jersey State Championship and a 2012 New Jersey/Philadelphia City Championship. The Senior 4 also placed runner-up in the SRAA National Championship and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2012. From 2010-11, Garbutt was the freshman girl's coach at Mainland. During this time, the Freshman 8 earned 2010 New Jersey/Philadelphia City Championship and New Jersey State Championship titles.

He was the head girl's coach at Ocean City High School from 2004-08, where he led the team to several city, state and national championship titles. As the head coach at The Hun School of Princeton (1996-01), he helped the girl's Junior 4 win the Stotesbury Cup Championships in 2000 and 2001.

Garbutt rowed collegiately at Temple University from 1990-95 and completed a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1995. He served as a member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol from 1993-2013.

Garbutt and his wife, Hope, have one son, J.J.

Julie Quoss

Julie Quoss

Assistant Coach

Julie Quoss is in her third season as an assistant coach at Iowa.

Quoss joins the Hawkeyes after spending five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, she helped build strong novice classes that went on to win a majority of their races each fall. During the spring, Quoss led the fours to the grand finals, both top finishes for Penn at the inaugural Ivy League Championship last season.

Her fours, second varsity eight and third varsity eight have also finished as high as fourth in the Eastern Sprints Championship. Those strong results helped the team gain its highest ranking in recent history, placing among the top 20.

She also served as Penn's recruiting coordinator, helping Penn bring in its largest class in program history during the 2010-2011 season and its strongest class in the 2011-12 season.

In her first season at Penn, Quoss helped the team rank second in the Mid-Atlantic Region and gain their best finish in the Eastern Sprints since 1982. For her efforts, she was nominated for the Mid-Atlantic Assistant Coach of the Year.

Quoss will be no stranger to Big Ten rowing, as she was a standout walk-on for Wisconsin from 2001-2005. Quoss was a member of Wisconsin's V8 that twice competed at the NCAA Championships after a five year hiatus. Her boats also medaled at the Big Ten Championships and Central Sprints. Quoss earned first and second All-Central Region team honors and was a National Scholar Athlete. She graduated from Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.

Following graduation, Quoss helped manage the Wisconsin team from 2005-2006 and then spent a year as an assistant coach and head novice coach at Bucknell University from 2006-2007. She then trained and raced with the Vesper Summer Elites, coming away with five gold medals at Canadian Henley. Quoss also went on to help coach the Vesper Elites during the summers of 2007 and 2010.

Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan Fitzpatrick

Graduate Assistant Coach

Megan Fitzpatrick joined the Hawkeye rowing staff in July and will serve as the program's graduate assistant coach.

Fitzpatrick comes to Iowa from the University of Tulsa, where she was a four-year rowing letterwinner. She competed in 32 regattas as a part of the team's V8, 2V8, V4, V2, 2x, N4, or N8 crews. The Absecon, New Jersey, native captained the Golden Hurricane and earned the Tulsa Rowing Hurricane Spirit Award as a junior and senior. Fitzpatrick also excelled in the classroom, earning CUSA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulsa Athletic Directors Honor Roll recognition all four years.

Prior to her collegiate career, Fitzpatrick rowed for Holy Spirit High School in New Jersey. The four-year letterwinner competed in more than 40 regattas with either the Freshman 8+ or the Lightweight 8+ crews. She was a SRAA National Champion (Lightweight 8+) and a two-time Stotesbury Champion (Lightweight 8+ and Freshman 8+), who also medaled at Philadelphia Cities, New Jersey State Championships and SRAA Nationals all four years.

Fitzpatrick has also spent several years in the coaching ranks. Most recently, she served as the assistant coach at Holy Spirit High School where she guided the V4 crew to Garden State (NJ) and Atlantic County championships. In addition, she spent summers assisting with the Brigantine Rowing Club Summer Youth Program from 2008-10, taught kayaking, canoeing and sailing at Girl's Youth Summer Camp in 2011, and student taught Physical Education in 2013.

Fitzpatrick graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Tulsa in December of 2013. At Iowa, she will pursue a master's degree in Sport Management within Leisure Studies.