Jacques Bromberg joined the Faculty of Classics at Pitt in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Greek. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Bromberg teaches courses at Pitt in Greek language, literature, and history, archaeology, the history of medicine, and the history/philosophy of sport. He came to Pitt from Duke where from 2012-2014 he taught in the Department of Classical Studies and coached the Duke Men's Crew. During his tenure as coach at Duke, his rowers medaled every year at Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints, won gold, silver, and bronze medals at SIRA Championships, and earned trips to 'A' Finals at both the Dad Vail and ACRA regattas.
Professor Bromberg began his rowing career at Stanford in 1996. He was on the crews that won the Newport Invitational Regatta in 1997 and earned a silver medal at the California Rowing Championships in 1998. In those same years, he trained and competed with the US Rowing men's lightweight development camp at Riverside Boat Club in his beloved hometown of Boston. He now lives in Highland Park with his wife, two boys, and a model-c ergometer, and quietly dreams of future parent-child events at HOTO, HOCR, and HOSR.
Zach Petronic began rowing in 2006 for North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA, winning medals in the 2x and 4x at the national level in the Junior A category. Zach continued rowing and began coaching for Pittsburgh Rowing Club and Pine Richland Crew in 2012.
Zach went on to make two National Teams in 2013 and 2015 in the 8+ and 1x respectively at the World University Games. Zach began coaching at Steel City Rowing in Verona in 2015 and served as Head Coach at SCRC briefly before leaving in the fall of 2017 to pursue training full-time.