Kate Sweeney, who has served as interim coach of Ohio State’s rowing team for the past three months, was elevated to full-time head coach, the university announced on Monday.


Sweeney, an OSU rower from 2009-12, took over in March when veteran coach Andy Teitelbaum was fired for what the university described as dismissive attitudes toward his rowers’ concerns about mental-health issues.


Sweeney’s "familiarity with the program both as an assistant coach and as a former student athlete makes her the right leader for the program," said Janine Oman, Ohio State deputy director of athletics.