Brooks Dagman
Brooks  Dagman

Head Coach



Toreros Close the Season in the Medals at the Western Sprints


USD Performs Well at Newport Regatta

Up next for USD is the PCRC's, which will detemine if they will return to nationals.


Toreros Win Again as the Crew Classic Approaches


City Championships Kick Off Racing Season on Saturday

USD will compete in the City Championships this Saturday at Mission Bay begining at 7:30 a.m.


Toreros Release Updated Schedule

USD has made a few changes to the spring racing scheule.

Brooks Dagman enters his 21st season as the Head Coach of Men's Rowing at USD. Over the past 20 seasons, Dagman has turned the USD Men's Crew Program into one of the most respected programs in the west. During his tenure, Dagman has consistently guided USD into the medals at both the regional and national level.

2009 will be remembered as the first year that the USD men's program entered the national stage. With a second place finish at the Crew Classic, followed by silver medals in the varsity four and bronze medals in the varsity eight at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships, the program secured its first automatic qualification into the National Championship Regatta. The eight and the four then went on to finish eighteenth and fourteenth respectively at Nationals, with the eight moving in front of Ivy League programs Penn and MIT, as well as cross town rivals UCSD.

The 2008 season finished with the varsity squad setting new standards for speed and performance. At the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships, the varsity eight finished in front of cross town rivals UCSD. The varsity eight also finished in the medals for the first time ever at WIRA's, picking up a set of bronze medals for their efforts. The same varsity squad went on to set a new school record of 5:47 at the Dad Vails the following weekend in Philadelphia.

The 2006-07 season saw the program set several new records in the eights with school records being set at 5:57 by the first varsity eight and 6:07 by the second varsity eight. The varsity eight finished with a best ever fourth place finish at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships. The varsity lightweight four finished the season with a silver medal performance at WIRAs.

Besides his USD position, he has also served as assistant coach on the U.S. National Rowing Team which competed in the Pan American Games in Argentina; has worked with the national team at Lake Otay; been President of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association; and served as the southwest representative for the Mens Olympic Rowing Committee. Dagman was named to the USD post in 1992 after seving as senior assistant coach at UCLA from 1986-91. He earned three varsity letters as an oarsman for the Bruins (1982-85), receiving the team's Most Valuable Oarsman Award in 1984. Brooks and his wife, Barbara, reside in Lemon Grove with their daughter, Madeleine (21), and son, Hayden (9).


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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

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Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
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Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
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2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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