David (Dave) Coughlin
Coach Dave served as the Director of Waterfront Activities and Head Varsity and Offshore Sailing Coach at SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler from 1990 through 2000. Coughlin’s sailing experience includes numerous Newport to Bermuda, Trans-Atlantic, Block Island, Solomon Island, Charleston, and Key West Race Weeks extending back to the 1980’s, as skipper, tactician, watch captain, crew, or coach. He has sailed frostbiting in Penguins, Sunfish, Inter Clubs, Lasers, and Cook 11 dinghies over the past four decades. Of recent Dave worked at UK Sailmakers in City Island and opened an additional sail making loft in Annapolis, MD.
On a personal level, Dave graduated Columbia’s Computer Technology Applications program in 2001. His son, Connor Coughlin, graduated Columbia College in 2017. Finally, Dave’s wife (and his college sailing crew) of 28 years is the Deputy CIO at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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