Dameon Engblom was named an assistant coach with the UCSD men's crew program in September of 2012.
Engblom serves as coach of the freshman team as well as recruiting coordinator.
Engblom arrived at UCSD after two years as the head men's varsity coach of Oakland Strokes Junior Crew, a team with which he began as an assistant coach in 2009. He also worked as a volunteer assistant coach for the Cal men's team while with the Strokes.
Engblom began his coaching career in 2005 with Sacramento State Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) as the men's coach of Capital Crew Novice. A year later, he was promoted to head coach of the varsity men's team, a position he held for three years. Engblom turned the squad into national contenders and led it to a fourth place finish in the 2009 U.S. Rowing Youth National Invitational.
While at ASI, Engblom simultaneously worked as an assistant coach of the Sacramento State men's team from 2007-08.
Born and raised in Oregon, Engblom is a 2006 graduate of Sacramento State, earning a Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences with a minor in Spanish. He graduated from Del Campo High School in 1996.