Paul Mokha – Director of Rowing


Paul spent the past few years coaching youth rowing in Jacksonville and Miami. Qualifying 6 crews for the National Championships and earning 15 Florida State Championship medals.

Mokha spent 2015-2016 coaching in Pune, India for the Indian Army rowing team. During that time his crews won 6 medals at the 2015 Asian Championships and 11 medals, including 7 gold at the 2016 US Club National Championships.

Coach Mokha’s Men’s single sculler, Dattu Bhokanal  qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and finished 13th in Rio, winning the C Final. A best ever Olympic finish for India.

Paul was the Head Men’s coach for 3 seasons at UCLA. During that period the Bruins Varsity had a .78 winning percentage with the Varsity 8 twice finishing second at the San Diego Crew classic and the Varsity 4 placing 5th & 6th at the IRA Championships. Mokha earned the 2008 ACRA West Region Coach of the Year award.

Coach Mokha came to UCLA from Barry University in Miami, FL where he was the Head Women's Coach for 8 seasons. In that time he guided the program to 3 Sunshine State Conference Championships and 4 trips to the NCAA Championships with a 2nd  place finish at the 2006 National Championship regatta. His varsity 8 won back to back Dad Vail Regatta Championships earning coach the 2006 CRCA National Collegiate Coach of the Year and Sunshine State Conference Coach of the year.

Prior to coaching at Barry, Paul served as an assistant coach for the US Women's National team in San Diego, CA. He assisted in the selection and preparation of crews for the World Championships and coached the Women's four to a 4th place finish at the 1997 World Championships.

Mokha was the women’s coach at the University of Miami from 1994-1997. During his tenure the Hurricane crews won several championships in Florida, Southern Regional and Dad Vail Regattas.

During his career he has also coached at the Vesper Rowing Club in Philadelphia working with the elite men and lightweight women and at Penn AC as the U23 Technical Director.

A native of Philadelphia, PA. who grew up in Erie, PA., Mokha was a coxswain for the US National Team and competed at the World Championships 3 times. He also won the Henley Royal Regatta in England and competed at the World University Games. He is a graduate of Temple University where he earned 3 varsity letters and helped lead the Owls to 2 Dad Vail Regatta Championships and a bronze medal at the IRA Championship Championships.