Claudia Loeber joined the Pioneers coaching staff during the fall of 2018.
Loeber began rowing as a high school freshman on the Cooper River in New Jersey. She then went on to row as a four-year varsity student-athlete at Temple in Philadelphia, Penn. During her three years in the varsity eight-plus, Loeber participated in some of the nation’s biggest regattas including the San Diego Crew Classic, Dad Vail and Head of the Charles. She was named as a national scholar-athlete her senior year and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography.
After graduating, Loeber went on to coach masters rowing at her home club on the Cooper River for two years, then migrated north to New York City where she spent three years as a coach and photographer for Row New York, a non-profit aiming to introduce rowing to underserved communities. In her time in the city, Loeber worked with both adult and youth rowers, including veterans, people with cognitive and physical disabilities and middle school, high school and college age rowers, across a wide racial, ethnic, gender identity and sexual-orientation spectrum.
As the Row New York masters coach, Loeber grew the team to a 40-plus-person roster over four seasons and guided them to medals at Head of the Schuylkill, Carnegie Lake, Navy Day and Masters Nationals Regattas. She also brought teams to Head of the Charles and Canadian Henley. As a youth coach at Riverdale Country School, Loeber turned the team around in three seasons, boating successful crews at the New York Regional Championships Regatta and taking crews to Scholastic National Championships in New Jersey.