Kim Gilmour enters her first season as an assistant coach with the West Virginia University rowing program. A native of Wexford, Pennsylvania, Gilmour brings a vast amount of experience and a winning pedigree to the Mountaineers.
Gilmour joins the Mountaineers after coaching stints at the Pittsburgh Rowing Club, where she coached masters and juniors, and the North Allegheny Rowing Association.
Gilmour competed for the North Allegheny Rowing Association for four years before receiving a scholarship to compete for Indiana University. At IU, Gilmour led the Hoosiers to the NCAA Championships her senior year as one of only two seniors in the top two boats.
“Coach Gilmour’s undergraduate experience as a rower at Indiana, along with her coaching experiences at the club and junior levels have positioned her well to begin her journey as a collegiate coach,” Head Coach Jimmy King Said. “Our program will benefit in particular from the lessons she learned during her time at IU when that program made great strides toward becoming nationally competitive.”
Gilmour received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana and her master’s degree in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
“I'm thrilled to be a Mountaineer and become a part of such a wonderful university and athletic department,” Gilmour said. “The kindness and support offered by the entire department is second only to the dedication they show to academic and athletic excellence. I look forward to helping WVU strive for greatness.”