Directors and Managers
In the fall of 2014 Dana returned to the Oakland Strokes as the Managing Director after a 7 year hiatus. Previously, Dana coached for the Strokes from 1999 through the 2006 season, acting as the Varsity Men’s Assistant Coach from 1999 through 2000, Novice Mean’s Head Coach in 2001, and Head Men’s Coach from 2002 through 2006. Some of his accomplishments include his crews qualifying for the Youth National Championships from 2003 through 2006, earning a Silver medal in the Boy’s V8+ in 2004 and a Gold medal in the Boy’s V4+ in 2005.
Dana will be acting as an assistant coach for the Women’s Varsity team in the Fall of 2016 during Allison’s maternity leave
Dana began rowing in 1990 for the Oakland Strokes while attending College Prep in Oakland. He continued rowing at Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1997 and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering in 1998. Since his graduation he has worked full time as a Structural Engineer up to his recent move back to the Oakland Strokes. Dana lives in Alameda with his wife and two children.
Head Novice Women's Coach
Beth continues her service as the longest-running Oakland Strokes coach, having been asked to be a volunteer coach in 1995. Since that time she has coached the Varsity Women, Middle School, and Novice Women with distinction, having won so many medals at the Southwest Regionals that we have lost count! In addition to coaching, Beth has served as a member of US Rowing’s Board of Directors and has worked to make rowing more accessible for students of different socio economic backgrounds. Prior to the Oakland Strokes Beth coached at Pacific Rowing Club in San Francisco, Purdue University, and UC Davis, coached the coxed pair at the Junior World Championships in Hungary, and served as the 1993 Junior Women’s team manager for the world championships in Montreal Canada.
Beth has been involved with rowing since 1980 when she began rowing for Pacific Rowing Club in high school. Beth went on to row for four years at UCLA, winning a national championship in 1984. While coaching at Purdue University she earned a Masters in Sports Management and a pilot’s license. Beth believes that teaching a passion for rowing guides her students to work hard and be dedicated, which will lead to success in everything they do. Beth is a mother of four children and lives with her family in Alameda.