U-M boatman Matt LeBlanc manages, repairs, and transports all of the U-M Rowing team's boats and equipment. LeBlanc is also responsible for ordering equipment and setting up the 2,000-meter race course at Belleville Lake. LeBlanc, who has been a member of the Michigan rowing staff since 1998, also manages the Michigan Boathouse.
LeBlanc, who is a native of Gibraltar, Mich., grew up around rowing. His father rowed in the 1960s and his brother rowed for U-M. LeBlanc rowed collegiately with the Grand Valley State University rowing club in Allendale, Mich., and also coached the GVSU freshman women's team. LeBlanc and his wife, former Michigan coxswain Belinda Koo, and their daughter Yvette and son Derek live in Ypsilanti.
Season Review: 2015-16 Michigan Rowing
Brewer, Wright Named Pocock Rowing Second Team All-Americans
Large Contingent of Wolverines on Academic All-Big Ten Team
Alumnus Mueller Earns Rio Bid with World Rowing Cup II W2- Win
Michigan Takes 10th Place at NCAA Rowing Championships
U-M 1V4 Advances to NCAA Grand Final, Varsity Eights to Petite Final
Michigan Advances All Boats to A/B Semifinals at NCAAs