Cory brings 10 years of experience to GAR as the club’s first full-time Rowing Director. He double majored in History and Communications at American University, and completed some graduate level coursework in Sports Management from Ohio University. His career started as both a coxswain and a rower at American University in DC and he has been rowing and coxing at Potomac Boat Club, also in DC. Cory has been coaching since he graduated from college and has worked with middle school, high school, collegiate, and adult rowers. Cory is coming to us from Cleveland where he was the head coach of the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association. Before coaching youth rowing in Cleveland he started High Point University’s rowing team where membership increased from 0 to 40+ members in one year. He was also the head coach at St. John’s High School in DC, University of Maryland women’s rowing, and several other programs. He describes himself as versatile, driven, dedicated, and dependable. Cory is incredibly organized and talented at writing and implementing training programs that span entire seasons which will help all crews prepare for successful racing. Cory will be bringing lots of experience with him and he is excited to help take GAR to the next level!
Justin began rowing at GAR during his sophomore year of high school and rowed through his senior year, becoming captain and reaching Nationals in California his final season. He began coaching for GAR when he began at the University of Florida, majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Justin looks forward to using his interest in athletic training and sports medicine to help GAR achieve great things. He enjoys having the opportunity to help rowers chase after their goals, and working to help achieve them each day.
Daniel was introduced to rowing in 2008 in middle school at the Cape Coral Rowing Club. The club struggled due to its size, but Daniel was able to foster success as its captain in small boats such as pairs, fours, and doubles. Now as an Engineering and Biomechanics student at the University of Florida, Daniel hopes to bring his small boat and fitness expertise to GAR as a coach. He hopes to continue GAR’s tradition of State, Regional and National performance in small and large boats alike!
Ben began rowing with GAR in 2008 at the middle school level and continued his career through high school as a coxswain. In his years as a GAR rower, he enjoyed the thrill of attending Nationals in Tennessee in 2013. He began coaching for GAR at the beginning of his second year at the University of Florida, where he’s majoring in Information Systems. He enjoys helping our rowers grow their passion for the sport and looks forward to seeing the club, to which he was so committed, continue to grow and be successful.
Cameron began his rowing career in 2003 in upstate New York rowing for Fairport Crew Club and the area’s premier team Rochester Navy. Upon graduation, Cameron attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied mechanical engineering. His rowing career continued while attending RIT with a focus in sweep. He has since graduated on moved to Gainesville working as a development engineer at Exactech, an orthopedic company. This year marks Cameron’s first year coaching and he is excited to grow with GAR!
Kristi began rowing in middle school with OARS. She went on to row for four years in high school, earned a Division 1 college scholarship and rowed for four years for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was captain her senior year. Kristi is excited to join GAR and can’t wait to teach her middle schoolers to love the sport of rowing!
Kelly joined GAR in 2012 as a sophomore in high school. She rowed throughout the rest of her high school career. After high school she decided to return to GAR to share her knowledge and love of the sport with the middle school rowers.