John Hayburn, math teacher and head coach of the varsity crew team at The Agnes Irwin School, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Joseph F. Brennan Memorial Coaches Award.
The award is given each year to a Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA) coach who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the development of young rowers.Hayburn has coached the crew team at Agnes Irwin since the 2019-20 school year. During that time, he has led the team to success across numerous competitions, including the USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships, the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the Head of the Schuylkill, and the Philadelphia City Championships.
The Brennan Coaching Award is named after Joseph F. Brennan, a longtime oarsman, rowing coach and champion on Boathouse Row. Hayburn now joins the list of coaches and mentors who have set a high bar in leading their teams. The Brennan Family presented the trophy to John at the finals of the Stotesbury Regatta on Saturday, May 20, 2023.