NW Coaching Staff
Novice Women's Coaching Staff
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.
Email Beth: email@example.com
Women's Strength Coach
Frank has been in the fitness industry for 12 years and a lifetime fitness fanatic. For the past 6 years he has been coaching and training youth and adult athletes in all parts of the Bay Area. Frank is also the Regional Coordinator for Critical Mass Health Conductors; a program designed to help with weight loss, stress management and life centering for the most at-risk populations.
As a former collegiate athlete and current motivational speaker he is able to understand both the mental and physical aspects of health, fitness, and wellness. His degree in communication and both personal and professional experience allows him to successfully connect with members, both male and female, while ushering them on an effective path to their fitness goals.
“The best part of training is helping someone become a better them…than they have always been. You just get to tap into it and remind them of their greatness.” -Frank Clayton, NASM CPT, CMHC #389