Evan Bainbridge is in his fourth season as assistant coach for men's rowing in 2017-8.
Under Bainbridge's direction, Santa Clara's Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ boats reached the IRA National Championship Regatta for the second straight season in 2015-16. The Bronco V8 crew captured the first WIRA Championship in program history and won the Western Sprints Regatta in wire-to-wire fashion; the latter clinched the team's second straight IRA appearance. Bronco boats won 17 races across all levels. Sophomore Peter Morton and freshman Grant Findlay were named First Team All-WIRA.
The Broncos celebrated their 2014-15 season with strong performances throughout the year, including the program's first appearance at the IRA Championship Regatta since 2002. Santa Clara's V8 and V4 boats both competed at IRAs; the V8 crew qualified with a second-place place finish at the Western Sprints Regatta. The team's all-freshman Novice 8 boat won a gold medal, the Novice 4 boat won a silver medal and the V8 boat won a bronze medal at the WIRA championships. Oarsmen Ian Crutchlow and Michael Brewer were named First Team All-WIRA.