Director of Rowing
Paul spent 2015 – 2016 coaching in Pune, India for the Indian Army rowing team. During that time his crews won six medals at the 2015 Asian Championships and 11 medals, including seven gold at the 2016 U.S. Club National Championships. Coach Mokha’s Men’s single sculler, Dattu Bhokanal qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and finished 13th in Rio, winning the C Final. A best ever Olympic finish for India.
Paul was the Head Men’s coach for three seasons at UCLA. During that period the Bruins Varsity had a .78 winning percentage with the Varsity Eight twice finishing second at the San Diego Crew classic and the Varsity Four placing 5th and 6th at the IRA Championships. The team showed great growth in that time and placed 4th in team points at the 2008 ACRA Championships. Mokha earned the 2008 ACRA West Region Coach of the Year award.
Coach Mokha came to UCLA from Barry University in Miami, FL where he was the Head Women’s Coach for eight seasons. In that time he guided the program to three Sunshine State Conference Championships and four trips to the NCAA Championships with and place finish at the 2006 National Championship regatta. His Varsity Eight won back-to-back Dad Vail Regatta Championships in 2005 and 2006. Coach Mokha was named the 2006 CRCA National Coach of the Year and 2006 Sunshine State Conference Coach of the year.
Prior to coaching at Barry, Paul served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National team in San Diego, CA. He assisted in the selection and preparation of crews for the World Championships and coached the Open Women’s Four without coxswain to a 4th place finish at the 1997 World Championships.
Mokha was the Women’s Varsity coach at the University of Miami from 1994 – 1997 and Novice coach in ‘93 and ‘94. At Miami, he coached several crews to championships in Florida, the Southern Region and Dad Vail Regattas. During his career he has also coached at the Vesper Rowing Club in Philadelphia working with the elite men and lightweight women and at Penn AC as the Technical Director.
A native of Philadelphia, PA. who grew up in Erie, PA., Mokha was a coxswain for the U.S. National Team and competed at the World Championships three times. He also won the Henley Royal Regatta in England in 1994 and competed at the World University Games in 1989. He is a graduate of Temple University where he earned three Varsity letters and helped lead the Owls to two Dad Vail Regatta Championships and a bronze medal at the IRA Championship Regatta.