FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern women’s rowing team has bolstered its coaching staff with the hiring of Zayln Bajor as the new assistant coach for the 2018-2019 season. Bajor spent this past fall as a part-time coach with the Sharks, where his impressive contributions to the program made a lasting impression on head coach Devin Fay.
“I am ecstatic to have Zayln join our coaching staff,” Fey announced. “We could not be any luckier to hire someone who brings so much knowledge and experience to the program. He has previously exemplified success in transitioning programs to become more competitive, while being in an assistant role at other institutions. Zaylyn is the perfect fit for the staff we are trying to assemble – his demeanor and coaching style matches the team culture. Above all, one of the main reasons for the hire was Zayln’s extraordinary ability to create meaningful and personal relationships with the student-athletes.”
Bajor came to NSU after 3 years as an assistant coach for the University of Delaware lightweight men alongside Chuck Crawford. During those 3 years, Delaware earned the overall men’s point championship at the Dad Vail Regatta in back to back seasons (2016-17, 2017-18) and several Dad Vail championships and medals in the 1VL8+, 1VH8+, 1VL4+, 1F8+, 2VH8+, and 3VH8+ events. Several of those UD athletes represented the USA in senior and U23 lightweight men’s rowing events.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the Sharks rowing team,” Bajor said. “Our team is composed of incredible women who are quality scholar-athletes and leaders in our communities. We are supported and motivated by a great athletics department and by our fellow student-athletes here at NSU. I am lucky to have spent this entire fall 2018 season with our team and I look forward to continuing to learn from and grow with our team!”
In addition to teaching rowing, Bajor has practiced law since 2015. He earned a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2014. Bajor began rowing as a coxswain at St. Augustine Prep High School (Richland, N.J.), then continued at LaSalle University (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Before Nova Southeastern, Bajor also taught rowing at the University of Delaware, Miami Beach Rowing Club, Oakcrest High School (N.J.) and at the University of Florida.