Program Director and Varsity Head Coach
Joe began rowing as a junior in high school and quickly moved up to the top Novice boat. Senior year he took a bronze at Southwest Regionals in Oakland Strokes’ V8+. Joe rowed all four years at Oregon State, and placed in the top 10 at the IRA (Intercollegiate Rowing Association) National Championships three times, including two grand final appearances.
Joe has coached at Oakland Strokes, Cathedral Catholic High School (San Diego) and the San Diego Rowing Club under 2-time Olympic gold medalist Susan Francia. When not working out or coaching, Joe enjoys spending his free time on the closest golf course.
Lily started rowing six years ago as a freshman in high school for the Humboldt Bay Rowing Association. She spent most of her practices in a 2x or 1x, training hard to qualify for nationals. In her senior year she was elected team captain. That year she earned third place at regionals in the 1x which qualified her for nationals where she placed top 10 in the nation. She rowed at Cal her freshman year and currently rows for Lake Merritt Rowing Club as a master. Prior to coaching, she restored rowing shells and antique oars, which is still something she loves. In her spare time she cycles, mountain bikes, backpacks, fishes, and of course, ergs.