Volker Nolte

Faculty of Health Sciences
vnolte [at] uwo.ca

About Volker

Volker Nolte was Canada's lightweight men's rowing coach from 1992 to 2000, and assistant national team coach with the women's team from 2012-2016. His crews have won several international medals. Volker joined the Canadian National Team 2012 and 2013 when he coached Carling Zeeman to bronze and silver at the U23 World Championships, as well as a gold medal at the 2015 PAN AM Games in the women's single. The women sculler also qualified for the Olympic Games, won gold at the 2016 World Cup in Italy and reached 10th place at the Olympic Games.

At Western University, he is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Rowing head coach. Under his leadership, the Mustangs won 19 Ontario and 10 Canadian University Rowing Championships. Volker is involved in many of RCA's innovative coaching education initiatives, providing his expertise developing course materials, mentoring numerous coaches and presenting the newest scientific findings at conferences. He publishes scientific papers in different peer-reviewed journals and rowing magazines. He has edited several rowing books; the two editions of "Rowing Faster" became the most recognized literature about our sport.

Volker is also a world renowned expert in rowing biomechanics where his work on rigging and rowing technique is documented. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for all his work in rowing education. In 2014 he was named Ontario Coach of the Year.