Anthony (Tony) Gjessing enters his seventh season with the LMU Crew program. Gjessing began his coaching career at LMU, shortly after graduating in 1996. He coached the Novice Men's team in 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2006. He coached the Varsity Men in 2004 and 2005, and is assisting with the women's program in 2007. In 1997, he led the novice four to a WIRA Championship, and a 3rd place finish in 2000.
During his time away from LMU, Gjessing worked with the Long Beach Juniors Program, as well as the Lightweight Women's Crew at California State University, Long Beach.
An LMU graduate, Gjessing rowed four years with the Lions. He was named the team's most valuable rower in 1996. He currently competes in the Men's single and has won many awards including the Beach Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships in the Lightweight Men's category, and the Lightweight Single Scull at the 1999 San Diego Fall Classic.