Justin has been involved in rowing since finding the sport as a freshmen in high school in 1998. He rowed for an Orlando club the Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS) throughout high school and went on to row at the University of Florida. While in Gainesville, he accepted a coach position with UF’s novice rowing team leading to his career as a rowing coach. After coaching the novice rowers at UF for a year, Justin accepted the position as the Head Varsity men’s coach for the Gators. During his time in Gainesville, Justin reestablished Florida Crew as one of the more competitive and consistent teams in the southeast.
After leaving UF, Justin served as the Head Men’s Coach at OARS in Windermere for six years where his rowers competed in the USRowing National Championship every year. His training plans have led his crews to place in the top 20 in the country on multiple occasions. In addition, Justin’s rowers have gone on to compete and medal at the World Indoor Rowing Championship (Crash-Bs).
Justin is currently the Head Coach of the Lake County Rowing Association in Clermont, FL.
As he entered his freshman year at West Orange High School in 2001 Stephen was introduced to the sport of rowing. He began is rowing career as a coxswain at the Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS). After graduating he continued his involvement with the sport through coaching. He began coaching in 2005 at a club college team where he was for one year before moving on to coaching the Women’s Masters (21+) team at OARS for the next four years. Occasionally teaching Learn To Row classes at both OARS and the Orlando Rowing Club (ORC), he continued to teach, coach and compete.
Stephen is currently in his third year of coaching the Juniors/High School men at OARS where he has assisted in coaching the men to Top 20 finishes in the country and Top 3 finishes in the state each of those three years.
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