Scott Travis embarks on his eighth year with the Michigan State Rowing program in 2011-12 as an assistant coach. Travis, a former head coach of the men's club team at MSU from 1999-2002, will serve as the novice coach for the fourth consecutive season.
Travis brings with him a wealth of experience in collegiate rowing. Travis served as the team's rigger for three seasons before being promoted to novice coach. As the rigger, Travis was in charge of the Spartans' equipment and tailoring the Spartan's racing shells to work most effectively for the team. Years of rowing and coaching experience contribute to his ability to determine what needs to be done to get the best results out of Spartan rowers.
After leaving the men's club team at State, Travis held coaching positions at Cornell University (Fall 2002-Spring 03) and at Eastern Michigan University (Fall 2003-Spring 04).
Prior to his position as MSU's club coach, Travis held the head coaching position at Duluth in 1999, and was an assistant for the University of Rochester from 1997-1999.
Travis graduated from Rochester in the spring of 1997 with a degree in English and psychology and completed courses in anatomy and exercise physiology at Eastern Michigan. During his four years at Rochester, Travis rowed for the University of Rochester crew team.
During the summer months, Travis coaches a masters sculling class for the Lansing Rowing Club. He and his wife, Katie, reside in Lansing.