Program Director and Varsity Head Coach
Varsity Women’s Head Coach
Dan Grout returned to coach at Artemis Rowing Club in fall 2018, inspiring the novice girls to a close fourth place finish at the 2019 Southwest Regionals regatta.
A decorated high school and collegiate rower, Dan was a member of the 1985-1987 Harvard heavyweight crew team who celebrated victories in the Eastern Sprint Championships, the National Intercollegiate Championships, and the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. No other college team has yet duplicated this achievement. In his spare time, Dan currently resides in Oakland with his wife Elizabeth, teen-aged children, and dog.
Rudi started rowing with Artemis Rowing club recreationally as a middle schooler back when the team was still named Oakland Youth Rowing. Being the smallest person on the team, Rudi started coxing for the mens varsity in 8th grade and eventually started competing in lightweight events. By senior year Rudi was Varsity team captain and represented Artemis in the single at US Rowing Youth Nationals in Sarasota Florida.
Currently Rudi is studying Architecture at the University of California Berkeley. When not studying or working out, Rudi can be found spending time outdoors, playing guitar or eating.
Torie started rowing in 2013 at Casitas Rowing Club in Ojai, CA, beginning in the quad and finished in both the open-weight and lightweight 4+. In 2015, her lightweight 4+ team qualified for and competed in Youth Nationals in Sarasota, Florida.
Torie went on to row varsity at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, competing all four years at the West Coast Conference Championships, and setting school records in the 4+ for two consecutive years. In June 2019, Torie graduated with a combined degree in Kinesiology and Psychology with an emphasis in Health and Human Performance.
Key Philosophy: “You only need 4 things for a happy life: great friends, good food, fast boats, and fluffy dogs.”