USRowing/University of Pennsylvania/Coach Ted Nash Sexual Abuse Investigation

Former Olympic athlete and University of Pennsylvania Rowing Coach Ted Nash has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple former student athletes

Lieff Cabraser’s Survivors’ Rights practice group lawyers are investigating reports that former Olympic athlete and University of Pennsylvania rowing Coach Ted Nash sexually abused student athletes over the course of multiple decades. These allegations span years and include instances of sex abuse, inappropriate touching, coercion, and manipulation. The New York Times reports that Jennifer Fox, a victim of Nash, who was just 13 when the alleged abuse occurred, recently filed a complaint with U.S. Rowing detailing an account of her experience. After receiving Fox’s complaint in fall of 2022, U.S. Rowing, assisted by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, brought in outside counsel to investigate her claims. Its inquiry is ongoing.

Nash lived outside of Philadelphia and likely came into contact with thousands of athletes during his long career in sports. He coached crew at the University of Pennsylvania from 1965 to 1983, and died in 2021 at age 88. Early in his athletic career, he also coached girls and women in running.

Abuse survivors have the right to seek justice in civil court. The attorneys in our firm’s Survivors’ Rights practice group represent individuals nationwide in sexual abuse lawsuits against their coaches, physicians, teachers, and clergy accused of sexual abuse. We have won multiple significant settlements over cases of sexual abuse including against the University of Southern California and at the University of Michigan. We have active cases of alleged sexual abuse on behalf of athletes in the NCAA, students at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and children at Devereux Healthcare nationwide.

Sexual Abuse Survivor Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser represents survivors across the U.S. who have been victimized by sexual violence and sexual abuse. We treat every client with care, respect, and compassion as we bring our comprehensive legal skills forward on each case. We have a dedicated team of lawyers, nurse consultants, and paralegals experienced in working with and listening to survivors who work individually with every client in every case to see that justice is won.

If a school, church, sports team, hospital, or another institution failed to protect you from abuse, we may be able to help you hold that institution accountable, and possibly seek compensation and practice changes to prevent that failure from happening again to you or others. We urge you to contact a survivor’s rights lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your potential case and recovery.

If you were the victim of abuse unrelated to a larger institution, representation by our firm may not be the best option for your situation. We encourage you to consider representation by other attorneys, as well as support from resources like (another resource for male survivors),, and

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If you were sexually abused by Ted Nash, we urge you to contact a lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your legal rights and potential recovery. You can call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 or use the secure form on this page. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case, and any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.