Bernadette Teeley who came to the Lawrenceville School in 2012 as an English teacher will serve as the girls’ varsity swimming coach beginning in 2014-2015. Teeley also serves the School as the Housemaster of Carter House and head coach of girls’ rowing. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Dayton and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. She was a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist in 2000.
Teeley has a nearly decade-long career as a highly successful high school, college, and masters coach, and enjoyed a stellar collegiate and professional career as an athlete. Her coaching philosophy stresses integrity in training, accountability to self and team, and achieving small gains daily.
As a youth swimmer, Teeley competed for Southeastern Swim Club (Fishers, Indiana) and her high school, winning regional recognition in both short course and long-course distance events. In college, she decided to continue her athletic career, now as a rower instead of a swimmer, and again met with great success.
As a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, Teeley won a World Championship in the U.S. Women’s 8+, and also won numerous domestic titles. She was an Academic All-American at the University of Dayton (Ohio), and was also named the A10 Conference's Scholar Athlete of the Year, and the Atlantic 10 Conference's 25th Anniversary Outstanding Athlete. She was inducted into Dayton's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.