Sport: Sprint Champions

Sprint Champions For most of his 38 years Jim Rathschmidt has been a fixture around the Princeton boathouse. As a kid, Jim spent his summer vacations helping his Uncle Johnny Schultz, Princeton's sculling coach, rig the Tiger shells for fall practice. When Jim graduated from nearby Hun School he just naturally gravitated back to Princeton—not as a student, but as a coach of the lightweight crews, later as coach of the freshman heavyweights. Last week Jim was back at Princeton's Lake Carnegie in a different role: new coach of the Yale varsity, and the only big-time U.S. crew coach who never...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!