Athlete and USRowing Level III Coach
After graduating from college, I taught and served as a rowing coach at The Gunnery School, CT. Our crews earned top finishes in the Head of the Charles Regatta and placed at the N.E.I.R.A regatta.
Following my tenure as a coach in New England, I moved to Tulsa with my wife and in the summer of 2002 and became the Head Coach of The Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors (now the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association).
Over the next 14 years, I served in the Head Coach position and built the program from 10 athletes, no equipment, and one coach, to 65 athletes, $200K+ equipment, and six coaches. I have coached crews that have been successful at Central District Regional Rowing Championships and served on the regatta committee for several years.
In the summer of 2013, I led a successful effort to take the first junior crew from Oklahoma to compete in the Thames Cup at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in the UK. I served as regatta director for the Route 66 Regatta in 2015 and 2016.
I have competed as a masters rower winning many titles along the way. I won the 30-39 age group at the SWEAT indoor ergometer competition for six years in a row.
I have taught high school and middle school science since the beginning of my coaching and teacher career. I currently serve as science faculty at Holland Hall School in Tulsa, OK. In 2015, I was awarded Collins Family Award for Faculty Excellence and in 2018 the Pauline McFarlin Walter Upper School Master Teacher Chair.
I retired from my rowing club Head Coach responsibilities in 2016. Since then, I have started a private coaching practice (see details here) serving rowers in various parts of the world. Additionally, I currently teach Chemistry and AP Chemistry at the high school level.