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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Novice Assistant Coach
Middle School Coordinator
Erin returns for her third year with the Oakland Strokes having served as the Novice Women’s Assistant Coach since the fall of 2012. During her tenure the Novice Women’s team has consistently finished in the top of the Southwest Region, with her Novice 8+ crew winning a Gold medal in 2013, the 2nd and 3rd Novice 8+ crews winning Gold medals in 2013 and 2014, and the Freshmen 8+ crew winning Silver medals in 2013 and 2014.
Erin began rowing for Oakland Strokes in high school. During her senior year, she won the Lightweight 8+ Referees Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic and competed at Youth National Championships. Erin went on to row lightweight for the University of Wisconsin. During her four years as a Badger, the team won the IRA national title in 2009 and four straight EAWRC team titles. Erin graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Community and Environmental Sociology. She is currently working towards a Masters in Public Policy at Mills College.
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