VM Coaching Staff
Varsity Men's Coaching Staff
Men's Varsity Head Coach
Brian began his tenure at the Oakland Strokes in the Fall of 2014. Prior to the Strokes, Brian worked with the Varsity Women at Long Beach Junior Crew in 2013 and 2014 and was involved in winning two gold and three bronze medals at the National Championships. In addition to coaching with the Strokes Brian coaches with the US Junior National Team, most recently coaching the Junior Men's 8+ to a silver medal at the World Championships.
Brian began rowing in 2001 in Connecticut, attended Kent School, and graduated from Trinity College. Brian was a member of Trinity's nationally ranked Varsity 8+ for three years, earning a win and course record at the Head of the Charles, as well as multiple ECAC National Championships. While at Trinity, Brian stroked the 2006 US Under-23 LM4x to a silver medal at the World Championships. Following graduation, Brian rowed on three US National Teams in the LM4- and LM2x, making two World Cup A-finals and earning another win at the Head of the Charles.
Since arriving in Oakland the Varsity Men have won the Head of the Charles once, the National Championship twice, San Diego Crew Classic three times, and Southwest Regional Championships multiple times.
Email Brian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Varsity Assistant Coach
Alan joins the Oakland Strokes staff in 2014 to coach the varsity men. Prior to the Strokes, Alan served as Head Coach for the University of Virginia Club Women’s program in 2012 and Assistant Coach for the University of Virginia Men’s Rowing program from 2010 to 2012. In 2012 he was an assistant coach for the Under 23 National Team, where he managed the Men’s 1x and lightweight 1x rowers from selection through the championship regatta. Alan is currently the UC Berkeley Women’s Rowing team rigger and assistant boathouse manager.
Alan began rowing in 2007 for the University of Virginia and rowed for four years for the team. In 2011 Alan was a member of the UVA Men’s Varsity 8+ ACRA National Champions, continuing with that team to row at the Henley Royal Regatta where they made it through to the Temple Challenge Cup semi-final. Alan graduated from UVA in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering with minors in Business and Physics. After graduation he continued to row through 2014 with the California Rowing Club.