Patrick Lapage enters his seventh season with the Harvard men's heavyweight crew team in 2019-20 as an assistant coach. Lapage also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
Having coached the 2V since 2017, Lapage has led the Crimson to top-5 national finishes in each of those seasons. In his first year directing the group, Harvard finished in fourth place at the 2017 Eastern Sprints and fifth at the IRA National Championship, only to flip the results 12 months later (5th at Eastern Sprints, 4th at IRAs). Last season, Lapage helped the Crimson win the Eastern Sprints title, the Harvard-Yale race and the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Prior to taking over the 2V, Lapage coached the 3V and 4V from 2013-16. In 2015, Lapage guided the 3V to a silver medal at IRAs and the 4V to the Grand Final, with both crews winning the Harvard-Yale race. The next season, he coached both boats to a silver at Eastern Sprints and the 3V to a second-place finish at IRAs, culminating with the third varsity defeating rival Yale.
A 2012 Harvard graduate, Lapage joined the heavyweight staff for the 2013-14 season. Lapage, a first-team All-Ivy League selection in 2010 and 2011, helped the Crimson varsity eight to a bronze medal at the 2012 IRA National Championships, locking up Harvard's second-straight top-three national finish.
With Lapage in the stroke seat, Harvard completed a perfect dual season for the varsity eight, including the squad's fifth-straight sweep of Yale. At EARC Sprints, the Crimson V8 took second by less than a half second and contributed to the Rowe Cup win.
A native of Shrewsbury, England, Lapage has also seen international success. Lapage won a bronze medal racing with Great Britain's eight at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Amsterdam and also took home bronze with the men's coxed four at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus.