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.