Marten Martensson was named an assistant coach for the Virginia rowing program in August of 2022.
Martensson joined UVA after assisting Yale’s heavyweight crew since 2019. Martensson helped the Bulldogs to a first-place finish in the Ten Eyck Memorial Trophy standings at IRAs, where the Bulldogs got first-place finishes from the second varsity eight and third varsity eight. The first varsity eight finished second. Yale went on to sweep Harvard for the first time in 26 years and earn EARC Crew of the Year honors. Yale’s V8, 2V8 and 3V8 had undefeated dual race seasons and all three boats placed first at the Eastern Sprints Regatta.
Martensson served as a volunteer assistant coach at Yale from 2017-19 and was an assistant coach for the U23 Heavyweight Men at the New York Athletic Club during that span. He led the NYAC to the USRowing Club National Championship in 2019. Martensson was also an assistant coach at the Vesper Boat Club in 2018.
Martensson graduated from Marist College in 2017 after four years on the varsity crew team. While he rowed collegiately, Martensson coached at the Norwalk River Rowing Association.