Coaches

Coaches

Aaron Kudatsky

Program Director & Head Coach

Aaron brings 8 years of coaching experience, and is on his 2nd year at Artemis. He has a Level 2 Coaching Certificate from USRowing and is a USRowing Referee.  His crews have medaled at the Regional & National Championship level (including 1 National title). He has helped athletes get recruited to Division 1 & Ivy League Universities. He previously coached at Pocock Rowing Center (Seattle, WA), Junipero Serra High School (San Mateo, CA) and Redwood Scullers (Redwood City, CA).

Aaron is born and raised in San Francisco. He began rowing at Pacific Rowing Club, and went on to compete at the U23 High Performance level. He has coxed/raced the Head of the Charles Regatta 6 times, which is an event he looks forward to every year. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was on the cycling team and earned his degree in Management Information Systems. He has lived in 6 different cities, enjoys travelling and spending time in the mountains.

Aaron greatly believes in Artemis’ mission of developing highly skilled well rounded athletes, teaching small boat skills, and developing upstanding youth leaders.

 

Lane Mahoney

Part-Time Women’s Coach

Lane began rowing her sophomore year of high school with Redwood Scullers, a team on the Peninsula. Her favorite rowing memories include twice racing a single at Head of the Charles, rowing for the Junior National Team, and competing at Youth Nationals. She was recruited to over a dozen universities and rowed at Princeton for two years before an injury ended her college career.

Lane is joining Artemis as a part-time coach to work with the Varsity women as they grow and learn what it means to be a strong female athlete. She has experience coaching for Redwood Scullers during a gap year she took in college.

In her free time, Lane loves trail running, hiking, backpacking, and biking. Her happy places are Hayden Lake, Idaho, Montara State Beach, and the kitchen.

 

 

Ben Iwaszewicz

Part-Time Men’s Coach

Ben first joined a rowing team his freshman year of high school when a friend invited him to a practice at Pacific Rowing in San Francisco. Ben calls the amazing teammates and supportive coaches a pivotal experience in his life. His favorite rowing memories are tied between competing at Youth Nationals in an 8+ and silent foggy morning practices watching the sun rise. 

Prior to Artemis, Ben coached a collegiate club triathlon team as well as individual athletes. He has experience supporting rowing coaches with talks on nutrition, injury prevention, and cross training. 

Outside of rowing Ben enjoys spending time with his and their dog running long distances trails, fastpacking, and planning their next adventure.

 

Kevin Putz

Men’s Assistant Coach

 

Joe O’Conner

Boathouse maintenance, Rigger, Trailer Driver