VM Coaching Staff
Men's Coaching Staff
Director of Men’s Rowing
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.
Associate Head Men’s Coach
Dave started coaching for the Oakland Strokes in 2007 as the novice men’s assistant coach then the head coach in 2012. Dave’s teams have won medals in multiple events every year at regional and championship regattas and even sending rowers off to college as recruited rowers. Dave was first introduced to rowing at the Oakland Strokes in high school, then went on to row for the University of Washington in Seattle.
Men’s Assistant Coach
Men's Assistant Coach
Men's Assistant Coach
A transplant from upstate New York, Colin rowed for four years as a member of Dartmouth's Lightweight Crew. He was a two-time member of the varsity crew in 2011 and 2012, where he medaled at Eastern Sprints, IRA, and was the most improved varsity lightweight oarsman in 2011. Colin's coaching experience includes the junior men's team and Adult Learn to Row program in Upstate New York, Texas Rowing Center and Texas Crew in Austin, Texas, and Los Gatos Rowing Club in Los Gatos, CA.