Tempe Junior Crew coaches are an elite group for an Arizona juniors rowing team. Our coaches have life-long passions for rowing and have competed and coached on multiple competitive levels.
Imran Malik, Varsity Coach
Coach Imran Malik started his rowing career at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA during the team’s first season in 2012. Upon starting school at Arizona State University, Imran trained with Rio Salado Rowing Club his freshman year and raced a Novice 1x at Southwest Masters Regionals, placing 1st in addition to placing 2nd in a Men’s 4x. He joined the Arizona State team his sophomore year where he found his passion for rowing and being on a team.
In early 2015, Imran started coaching for Tempe Town Lake Rowing’s junior program and also assisted in masters’ learn-to-row and ergometer fitness classes. Upon graduating in 2016, he became the head coach for Arizona State. Since then, the team got noticed at San Diego Crew Classic, finally medaling at Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in numerous events, and competed and medaled at American Collegiate Rowing Association Nationals for the first time. Imran joined the Tempe Junior Crew coaching staff in the Fall of 2017. He has goals to take as many crews as possible to larger regattas with hopes to continue to grow the rowing programs in Arizona. He is also sponsored by JLRacing, a premier rowing apparel brand.
Imran still continues to train and compete in rowing. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Media Engineering from ASU. Currently, Imran is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Security from Regis University online. He is also an active member of the Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus.