Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta
Philadelphia, PA – The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Joe Murphy and Lou McCormick III to the Dad Vail Regatta Board of Directors. Their elevation to the Board came at the annual Dad Vail Regatta Board of Directors Elections’ meeting earlier this summer.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Lou McCormick and Dr. Joseph Murphy to the Board of Directors of The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee,” said Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee. “Their talents and skills will complement the Board’s quest to craft solutions in the face of today’s challenges.”
“I am extremely humbled to be on the board,” Murphy said. “To continue the legacy and give something back is a great privilege.”
“It’s such an honor to be part of the board,” said McCormick III, whose family has been involved with regatta for more than 25 years. “I am looking forward to giving back to an organization that has done so much for myself and my family.”
Murphy attended Georgetown University and rowed in the Dad Vail all four years winning bronze his freshman year as a member of the Freshman Eight boat.
Prior to Georgetown, Murphy rowed at St. Joseph’s Prep with fellow board member Kevin Backe rowing the JV 4 and Varsity 4 junior and senior year, respectively. While at The Prep, Murphy was a Scholastic National Champion; a Stotesbury Regatta Champion and participated in the Henley Regatta.
McCormick III has a rich rowing history dating back to his time at LaSalle College High School and Temple University. At LaSalle, McCormick III stroked the freshman eight, stroked the JV 8 as a sophomore. In his junior and senior year McCormick was named captain and stroked the Varsity 8 boat.
At Temple, McCormick stroked the Freshman 8, JV 8 and rowed bow in the varsity eight winning a Dad Vail gold medal in each event. In total McCormick captured four Dad Vail Gold Medals.
McCormick III has volunteered in the Finish Line Tower for the past 26 years.