Donovanâ€™s involvement with GAR began when he was in second grade and his older sister joined the team. Over the next 4 years he traveled around the Southeast watching his sister excel in the sport and this success, which included two trips to nationals, drove Donovan to the decision to pick rowing over other sports. Donovan began his rowing career at GAR the summer after fifth grade and rowed through his senior year, being elected captain his senior year. He began coaching for GAR the summer after graduating from St. Francis Catholic High school here in Gainesville. Donovan looks forward to using his 15 years of experience in and around rowing to help GAR achieve great things. He enjoys having the opportunity to help people and fellow rowers fall in love with rowing like he did all those years ago.