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David Janiak
David  Janiak

Assistant Coach

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Head of the American Up Next for Toreros

USD will look to build off last week’s excitement at the Head of the American this weekend.


Toreros Off to Head of the American

USD iff compete in its second race of the season thisd weekend.


Men's Rowing Heads to Boston This Weekend

USD's varsity 4 will compete in the Head of the Charles this weekend.


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David Janiak, a US Rowing Level II certified coach, enters his eighth season as Assistant Varsity Coach as well as the Coordinator of Recruiting Activities for Men's Rowing under Head Coach Brooks Dagman.

Since Coach Janiak set foot on Alcala Park, the Toreros have experienced unprecedented success. His prowess at maximizing the athletic potential out of each oarsman and his savvy recruiting style has led USD Men’s Crew to its strongest and deepest squad in program memory.

So far in the 2014-15 season, the Toreros are undefeated, with multiple victories at the San Diego Fall Classic, the San Diego City Championships, and the USD/Gonzaga/UCSD Tri-Meet. For the 3rd time in 5 years, Coach Janiak helped lead the Toreros to qualify for the IRA National Championship Regatta (’09, ’12, ’14). In 2014, USD brought both Varsity and JV boats and finished 23rd in the nation open water ahead of WCC rival, Gonzaga in the Varsity while the JV stepped up to 22nd ahead of FIT and Holy Cross. The 2013-14 was one the most successful season in USD Men’s Crew program history with a sweep in the 1V, JV, and 1F boats at the San Diego City Champs; wins by the Varsity and JV at the Newport Regatta; a 3rd place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic while the JV boat was in the Grand Final finishing ahead of Stanford and Gonzaga as well as the Frosh with a Grand Final appearance; duel victories at the Stanford Invite over UCSD in the Varsity and JV; and at the Western Sprints the Varsity qualified the squad for the IRA National Championship Regatta with their finish over UCSD, the JV won the Western Sprints Championship over Gonzaga and UCSD, while the Frosh finished open water ahead of the boat from Gonzaga.

Coach Janiak has helped numerous crews to success over the years at USD, with a top 18 finish at the 2009 IRA in the Varsity 8 and 14th in the Varsity 4; a silver medal at Dad Vails (2008), a top 9 finish in the 4 at the 2012 Head of the Charles (2012), and placing ahead of George Washington, Penn and a Harvard boat at the Charles (2013); victories and countless medals at WIRA, Western Sprints, Newport Regatta also including Grand Final finishes at the San Diego Crew Classic, and in duel style racing.

Coach Janiak rowed at Cal Berkeley from 1998 - 2001. During Janiak’s tenure at Cal, the Golden Bears were 4 time undefeated winners of the San Diego Crew Classic, Pac-10 Champions and 4-time IRA Champions. Janiak was recruited from out of sport to row at Cal and was put under the instruction and guidance of Steve Gladstone and Craig Amerkhanian. After college, while living in Prague, Czech Republic, Janiak competitively rowed for a club (CVK), which included various Czech Junior, U23 and Senior National Team athletes.

Coach Janiak lives in San Diego with his wife Heather, a former professional volleyball player in Europe as well as a four-year varsity player at Cal, and their 1 year old daughter Elanor. David holds a degree in Philosophy from Cal.

Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Portland State Win
Toreros move on to next round in CIT
Video Thumbnail Football 2018: Spring Game
Toreros play spring football game for family and friends
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Toreros vs. Aztecs
USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Post Season Run
USD vs. Hartford highlights
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
Video Thumbnail Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Video Thumbnail Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Video Thumbnail Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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