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Photos Courtesy of Rob Migliaccio


Head Sailing Coach: John Mollicone
John MolliconeJohn Mollicone, Boston University '98, has been the Head Coach of Coed and Women's Sailing at Brown since 1999. John was an All-American Skipper at BU in 1998, leading his team to the New England Dinghy Championship and finishing 3rd at the Collegiate National Dinghy Championship.

Since coming to Brown, John has coached 60 All-Americans, 46 Academic All-Americans, 97 All-New England Sailors and has led the Bears to 56 National Championship appearances. During this time the team has finished top five at 23 National Championships and has won 14 New England Championships and six Atlantic Coast Championships. In 2010, John was awarded the U.S. Sailing National Sportsmanship Award for the Van Alan Clark Trophy and won the J-24 World Championship in Malmo, Sweden. He was a member of the 2011 U.S. Sailing Team, winning a Silver medal in J-24's at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Puerto Vallarta, MX. John was named a U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist in 2012 after winning the J-24 North American and National Championships, and finishing second at the 96-boat J/24 World Championship. In 2013 John won the J-24 World Championship for a second time in Howth, Ireland, along with the J-24 Midwinter, J-70 Midwinter, and J-24 North American Championships. In 2014, John won the J-70 and J-24 Midwinter Championships, the J-70 North American Championship, finished second at the J/24 U.S. National Championship, and third at the 70-boat J/24 World Championship in Newport, RI. John finished third at 2015 J/70 World Championship in La Rochelle, France and 3rd at the 2015 J/24 North American Championship.

John currently lives in Providence, RI where he actively races everything from dinghies to keelboats.

Assistant Coach: Dan Rabin
Danny Rabin has been coaching the Brown team at weekend regattas since 2002. He was the Assistant Coach at Washington College from 2000-2002. He also races J22's, J24's, V15's, Interclubs and Lightnings. Danny won the Lightning North American Championship in 2007 and the J-24 World Championship in 2010, 2013, and 2014. He was a member of the 2011 U.S. Sailing Team, winning a Silver medal in J-24's at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Puerto Vallarta, MX.

Danny holds a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University and was an All-American Crew while sailing for the Terriers. He also has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Danny currently lives in Peabody, MA with his wife Julia.

Assistant Coach: Lydia Whiteford
Lydia Whiteford (Brown ’15) became Brown's first full-time assistant coach in the fall of 2015. She was honored as an ICSA All-American Crew in 2015 and was a two-time All-New England Crew (2014 and 2015). She helped lead the Brown coed team to the New England Dinghy Championship in 2015 and was part of the team that finished 3rd at 2015 Women’s National Championship in Newport, RI. Lydia was the Crew Captain for the Bears in 2014.

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