Tone Lawver Head Coach, varsity women
Tone graduated from PLU in 1995 and is entering his 6th year of coaching at PLU, 10th season overall. At PLU, the varsity women have been ranked in the top three NCAA Division III schools in the Pacific Region five out of the last six years. He has coached in Tacoma Washington, Rochester New York, and Boston Massachusetts. While in Rochester, his junior women won gold at the NY-State Scholastic Championships, Empire State Games and a finals appearance at the Royal Canadian Henley from 1999-2002. In 1998, his junior men took silver in the four-plus at New England’s School of Boys.
Meredith Graham Lawver Assistant Women
Meredith rowed for 4 years at Ithaca College where she was the stroke of the JV eight for 3 years. She brings a machiavellian sensibility to the program, having coached Men on the high school level for 3 years prior to her joining the PLU staff. While coaching juniors, her crews experienced several state championship gold medals. She also founded a summer rowing program for high schools and collegiate students. From 2003 through 2006 she was the head coach for the varsity men at PLU. Under her watch the Men's lightweight four in 2005 won a Gold medal at the NCRC (Conference) accumulating a 12/6/0 W-L. Meredith has been coaching for 8 years and is a Level III certified coach through U.S. Rowing. She is a physical therapist and works at Good Samaritan Hospital in the Children’s Therapy Unit.
Beth Henderson Assistant Men
Beth is the primary contact for the men’s program at Pacific Lutheran University. Beth competed as a rower during high school and later during college at Loyola Marymount Univiersity. During her senior year she served as captain of the women’s team. Beth is a science teacher in the Bethel School District.
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