is Joy Dobrauc’s 11th year coaching the women’s rowing team. The
Pittsburg, Kan., native began her rowing career in 1998 as a Bluejay, rowing
all four years. She ended her undergraduate stint in May of 2002 and began her
coaching later that Fall.
In her first season at Creighton, Dobrauc coached the first novice eight to a
near perfect season, winning seven races and earning a third place finish at
the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. Her novice crews have continued to find
success while capturing two of the top five spots at the Head of the Iowa
Regatta in the fall of 2003, third place in the Novice Four at the Head of the
Rock in 2004, and placing sixth in the Eight at the Dad Vail Regatta, the
largest collegiate regatta in the country. Since then her boats have been successful
at various regattas and in multiple boats.
As a rower, Dobrauc’s novice boats medaled over a dozen times, taking home the
gold at the Midwest Sprints in the Women’s Open Four in Madison, Wisconsin. Her
senior year she started racing the pair with one of her triplet sisters, Mary,
a former Creighton assistant coach. The Dobrauc duo won gold in both of their
pairs races. Both still row recreationally.
Dobrauc graduated from Creighton in May of 2002, receiving her Bachelor's in Psychology.
She completed master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2011 at
the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dobrauc works full time for Alegent Health
as their Disability Management Specialist. She oversees Alegent's
return-to-work and absence management programs for both occupational and
non-occupational injuries and illnesses.
Dobrauc is a member of U.S. Rowing and is a Level II certified coach. She is in
charge of coordinating all alumni rowing events and communications. She works
with both the varsity and novice boats, focusing primarily on coaching the
novice during the fall season.