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Our Coaches

Our Staff

Craftsbury Sculling Center coaches include Olympians and former World Champions, as well as coaches of some of the most competitive universities, schools, and clubs from around the world. Heading up the CSC staff are these distinguished coaches:

Troy Howell

Troy Howell, Managing Director

Having coached in the sculling program for several seasons, Troy Howell joined the staff at the center on a full-time basis as our fleet manager in the spring of 2009. Troy began rowing in 1987 at the University of Virginia and has spent the majority of his waking hours since then either on the water or wishing that he were. He has coached crews of all ... Read more.

Carol Bower

Carol Bower, Associate Director

Carol Bower took up rowing during her junior year at UCLA, where she majored in Fine Arts. Soon after graduation in 1979, Carol was invited to Princeton NJ to try out for the US National Rowing Squad. She earned a seat in the 8+ which won a bronze medal in the World Championships in Bled, Yugoslavia. The following year, she was a member the United States ... Read more.

Kevin MacDermott

Kevin MacDermott, Associate Director

Kevin joined the Craftsbury coaching staff in 2002, began serving as a head coach in 2005 and was named Sr. Associate Director in 2009. Outside of Craftsbury, Kevin is the Head Coach of Men's Rowing at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. During his three years at the helm, the program has won three Men's Team Titles at the New England Rowing ... Read more.

Ric Ricci

Ric Ricci, Associate Director

Ric has coached rowing for 36 years, including 27 at Craftsbury. He rowed at Trinity College in Connecticut, winning the 2- IRA National Championship in 1972 and '73. In '72 he competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials and the '71 and '73 Henley Royal Regatta. Ric is currently the men's coach at Connecticut College. He coached at Yale ... Read more.


Noel Wanner

Noel Wanner, Associate Director

Noel learned to row at Wesleyan University and was a member of the U.S. National Team in 1992 and 1993 as a lightweight. He has coached at the college, club, and high school levels. Over the course of his rowing career, he has won national championships in the senior, elite, and master's categories. He is currently the head coach at Middlebury College.

Dan Roock

Dan Roock, Director of Competitive Sculling

Coach Roock has been coaching for almost thirty years. His career started at Florida Institute of Technology, before extended involvement with Princeton University, including six years at the helm of the women's rowing program where the Tiger 1V went 59-2 in dual races with multiple EAWRC and National Championships. He spent the next 12 years at ... Read more.

Craftsbury Sculling Center Coach List

Michele Africa, Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
Lizzy Antonik, NYAC
PJ Antonik, NYAC, National Champion
Kate Apfelbaum, Trinity College
Toby Ayer, Salisbury School
Stephen Baranoski, Wesleyan University
Sophia Light Barsalow, Yoga instructor
Pamela Besteman, GMS
Charlie Biddle, Undine Barge Club/Craftsbury GRP Alumnus
John Biglow, Cambridge Boat Club
Libby Boghossian, Choate Rosemary Hall
Ellen Braithwaite, Open Water Rowing Center
Erik Breiland, Green Mountain Rowing, president
John Brisson, Fairfield University
Izzie Brown, Berkeley Paddle and Rowing Club
Buzz Congram, Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School
Doug Connelly, University of Vermont
Maura Conron, Cambridge Boat Club
Jason Cottingham, Syracuse
Lisa Culbertson, Austin Rowing Club
Rich Davis, Former head coach, St. Paul's School
Diane Davis, SouthEnd Rowing Club
Brian DeRegt, Trinity College
Jim Devol, Narragansett BC
Tiffany Doggett, Groton School
Emily Dreissigacker, Dartmouth
Dick Dreissigacker, Founder of Concept 2, Olympian
Louisa Edgerly, 1993 US National Team Member
Jeff Ellison, Duluth Rowing Club
Kristen Erickson, Greenwich Academy
Cinda Ewton, Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
Maggie Fellows, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Sara Field Gronewold, Gold Medal World Championships
Peter Figgins, Universty of Vermont
Barbara Fisher, Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association
Alie Fishman, Episcopal School of Dallas, Princeton University
Will Forteith, Walker School/Atlanta Rowing Club
Jeanne Friedman, Mount Holyoke
Carlie Geer, Olympic Silver Medalist
Judy Geer, Concept 2, Olympian
Larry Gluckman, Princeton, Dartmouth, Trinity College
John Graves, Trinity College, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Phil Grisdela, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Patrick Guelakis, Choate Rosemary Hall
Phil Henson, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Gary Hill, Mendota RC
Lindsey Hochman, Hobart and William Smith College
Kate Hoff, Northfied Mount Hermon
Ann Holmes, Vesper Boat Club
Johnny Hood, Orlando Rowing Club
Jessi Hooper, Southern Methodist University
Kimberly Howell, Massage Therapist
Tom Keller, Hobart College
Steve Kish, Bucknell University
Laura Larsen-Strecker, Harvard University/U.S. National Team
Jim Lauderdale, St. Paul's School
John Laundon, Lyme/Old Lyme H.S.
David Lilly, Maine Rowing Association
Jim Lister, Duke University Recruiting Coordinator
Hugh McAdam, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Austin Meyer, Harvard
Jonathan Moss, Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club
Peter Orlando, New York Athletic Club
Hank Osborn, Columbia University
Rosemary Ostfeld, Blood Street Sculls
Naomi Patino, Florida Rowing Center
Roger Payne, University of Virginia
Margaret Pitkin, Yoga instructor
Melissa Poplaski,
Charles Putnam, Holy Cross
Eli Roxby, Trinity College
Marlene Royle, OTR, Roylerow
Edward Slater, Trinity College
Karen Sommer, Pocock Rowing Center
Elizabeth Sonshine, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Stew Stokes, Colby College
Helen Tilghman, University of Washington
Pat Tirone, Delta Sculling Center
Mike Van Beuren, Hanover, NH
Todd Vogt, Lewis and Clark College
Mike Wagner, Sagamore Rowing Assoc.
Jim Washburn, Carnegie Lake Rowing Association
Taylor Washburn, Tabor Academy, Princeton
Pete Washburn, Episcopal High School, Jacksonville
Astrid Wettstein, Princeton, Craftsbury SBTC
Steve Whelpley, Craftsbury Green Racing Project
Julia White-Hoppe, UC Davis
Diana Whitney, Coach and Yoga Instructor
Tim Whitney, Wesleyan