Justin Knust (Owner/Instructor)
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, the novice coaching position with the UF's team opened up. Thus began Justin's 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. During his tenure at OARS, 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.
Justin is a USRowing Level III certified coach.
Justin is CPR and First Aid certified.