Coaching Positions updated June 2

Harriton looking for Assistant Crew Coach

Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA is looking for a qualified assistant crew coach for the Spring 2017 season.  We are seeking an enthusiastic individual willing to work cooperatively with the existing coaching staff to introduce new participants to the sport of rowing, as well as to support the continued growth and development of experienced rowers.

Harriton Crew is a co-ed team consisting of approximately 60 student-athletes of varying abilities who have worked hard to build a strong and increasingly more competitive program. Harriton is a permanent member of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Assoc. (PSRA) and competes in all PSRA sponsored regattas; the team is housed and practices in Conshohocken, PA.

Duties will include:

  • Introducing rowing concepts and equipment to new rowers
  • Teaching Novice rowers the basic stroke and improving technique
  • Running practices either on land, on the erg, or on the water
  • Supervising student-athletes during regattas
  • Assisting Varsity Coaches as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Competitive rowing/coxing background
  • Prior coaching experience and USRowing Certification preferred
  • Exemplifies high standard of leadership, sportsmanship & respect
  • Fosters collaboration amongst students, staff, administration & parents
  • Adheres to safety standards to ensure the well being of athletes
  • Able to attend all practices, meetings, and regattas

Spring Salary (per LMSD Teacher Contract): $5,691

Special Note:

Since this is a Lower Merion School District approved position, candidates must satisfactorily pass all PA Department of Education background checks and possess or obtain CPR/AED certification plus concussion training prior to hiring.

Candidates should email a letter of interest and resume including rowing/coaching experience to Thomas Ferguson, Athletic Director at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and call the Harriton Athletic Department at 610-658-3976 to schedule an immediate interview.


Posted 6/2/16

Great Valley Crew Coach, Head and Assistant Coach Positions

Great Valley Crew is in its second year of operation and is looking for Head and Assistant Coaches. We row out of Upper Merion Boathouse in Bridgeport, PA and will be competing in the Fall and Spring, with ergs and weights readily available for winter training. The team is composed of 9th through 12th graders and we have opened the fall program up to a limited number of 8th graders. One year coaching commitment at a minimum.

We are looking for coaches who can continue to launch our program, sharpen our rowers' skills and maintain the excitement we need to grow and excel our rowers competitively and as a team. Our team has 17 athletes. We have 8+'s, 4+'s and 2x's available to use, and returning athletes have done a combination of sculling and sweeping. Practice is at 4 pm in Bridgeport, PA out of Upper Merion's Boathouse.

We are looking for someone who wants to start something great with us! Interested candidates please contact Denise Kearns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or 610-716-3506. Salary information available.

Posted 6/1/16


The Hill School, Instructor of Physics/Mathematics and Assistant Crew Coach

The Hill School, a boarding school founded in 1851 and set in a Pennsylvania borough that values hard work and genuineness of character, seeks an Instructor of Physics and Mathematics. This hire must be able to teach Physics and Mathematics. Additional experience with Biology and Chemistry would be an asset. Working closely with other members of the Science and Mathematics Departments, this teacher will be responsible for classroom instruction, lab proficiency, curriculum development, communication with students, parents and student advisers, and will remain current on general science and mathematics educational issues.

Ideally, this hire will be an experienced oarsman or oarswoman who will coach in Hill's now two-year-old and expanding crew program. Further information about the Hill rowing program can be obtained from head coach Steve Ciraolo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 508.542.1035.

More specifically, responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching assigned 2 sections of Science courses, based on departmental needs;
    • Physics, up to and including, Physics I AP:
  • Teaching assigned 2 sections of Mathematics courses, based on departmental needs;
  • Helping to organize and plan laboratories in Science classes;
  • Teaching 50-60 students per year;
  • Writing the official school course comment on each student;
  • Writing recommendations to college and various programs on behalf of individual students as necessary;
  • Meeting with parents as appropriate;
  • Serving the school's co-curricular program for two terms as either a coach or program leader, with ability to coach rowing one or two seasons a plus;
  • Assisting the school's residential program on weeknights and over weekends in some capacity.

Ideally, a candidate will possess at least 5 years of experience teaching in a secondary school classroom and/or coaching rowing. The teacher will also undertake responsibilities that are normally associated with a boarding school, such as serving on various school commitees and participating in the school's co-curricular and residential programs. Other skills and/or qualities expected to be necessary for this position are: effective verbal and written communications skills; a genuine willingness to work closely with students and colleagues; a high energy level; and, of course, a good and enduring sense of humor! A bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred. Start date for this position is August 20, 2016.

Those individuals interested in joining our diverse, close-knit community should go to our online application system at and then click on the link towards the bottom of the page. Applications will be processed as they are received.

Posted 6/1/16


Concord High School, Head and Assistant Coach Positions

Concord High School Rowing Club in Wilmington, DE, is a scholastic sweep program that competes in the fall and spring. Concord is a member of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association. We are seeking both a head coach and an assistant coach for the upcoming fall 2016 and spring 2017 seasons.

We practice 3:00-5:30 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri and 7:00-9:30 pm on Saturdays. Races include Head of the Christina, Navy Day, Head of the Schuylkill, Manny Flicks, City Championships and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

Requirements: at least 4 years of competitive rowing experience. Prior coaching experience is a plus. Both sweep and sculling experience is a plus.

Commitment to at least one full season is a prerequisite. Pay dependent upon experience.

Please contact Evan Noble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /  302.540.8107 if interested.

Posted 5/12/16


Upper Merion Area High School, Assistant Coach Position 

Upper Merion Area High School seeks an Assistant Crew Coach. Candidates may visit the Upper Merion Area School District website ( to obtain additional information.

Posted 2/11/16

Upper River Boat Club, Head Junior Women's Coach Needed

Upper River Boat Club, the nation's premier residential summer rowing program, seeks a Head Junior Women's Coach for Summer 2016. URBC is based outside of Philadelphia and practices twice a day; we compete at Independence Day Regatta, Club Nationals, and Canadian Henley.


The ideal candidate will have several years coaching experience, specifically with high school athletes, and a good competitive rowing background as well. Experience coaching sweep and sculling is required. There is an opportunity to live in the dorms and supervise a small number of residential athletes; applicants who are interested in that option will be considered preferentially but it is not a requirement. Housing is at Villanova University in modern, air-conditioned, apartment-style housing (full kitchen, living room, etc).


Practices are on the calm, protected stretch of the Schuylkill River between Norristown and Valley Forge out of the Upper Merion Boathouse. Head Coach would need to be available from June 11 - August 13; campers are in session June 16 - August 10.


Salary commensurate with experience. Please see for more information. 


Peddie School Novice Girls' Coach Needed



Peddie School is seeking a part-time Novice Girl’s Rowing Coach for the Spring 2016 season. Successful candidates will have competitive rowing and/or coaching experience at the junior, collegiate, or elite level. Primary responsibilities include preparing novice girls for practice and competition within a small but highly competitive program. Practices are held in the afternoons Monday through Saturday at the Caspersen Rowing Center on Mercer Lake, NJ. A NJ Boating Safety License must be obtained. If thinking about a career in teaching, this could be a door opener.

Interested candidates should submit a current resume to Barb Grudt, Director of Rowing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (609) 944-7684 for additional information.

Located in Hightstown, NJ, Peddie School is an equal opportunity employer.


Sarasota Varsity Men’s Coach Position 

Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program, Sarasota, FL is hiring a highly motivated coach who is early in their career to lead our Varsity Men team and work under an internationally renowned Head Coach, Andreas Leichtfuss.  His coaching experience includes the national teams in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Iraq and Korea.  Job description is attached. 

About Scullers:

Sarasota Scullers is the original organized youth rowing club in Sarasota. Since 1991, the Sarasota Scullers have led the way in competitive team rowing and developing teens' athletic and competitive skills. Our rowing site has been newly renovated; the expanded facility is slated to host training teams for 2017 Worlds.  We are expanding our fleet to accommodate the growth.


Please email a letter of interest and resume including coaching experience to Andreas Leichtfuss at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Director of Rowing Needed for Germantown Academy Crew Program 

The current team has been rowing out of Whitemarsh Boat Club on the Schuylkill River in Conshohocken PA since the spring of 2003, and it has had varsity status at the school since 2009.  The past several years, program size has varied between 30 and 48 members, with a male: female ratio usually around 1: 1.5 or 1:2  In the spring of 2014 the team had 33 members with 11 boys and 22 girls, including a total of 7 novices. 

The team competes in the spring only, rowing under the auspices of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association.  Along Kelly Drive on the Schuylkill the team rows the Flick/Horvat Series of local races, the Philadelphia City Championships, and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. GA also rows in the Cooper Cup regatta in Camden NJ, and one or two crews race in the SRAA Scholastic Nationals if they qualify and if the regatta is a reasonable (i.e. short) travel distance. 

Germantown Academy is in need of a Director of Rowing for its High School Program.  This position is for coaching only. All intrested candidates should contact 

Jim Fenerty (Director of Athletics)

Email ---

Phone --- 1-267-405-7217


Assistant Coach Needed for Radnor Girls Crew Club

Radnor Girls Crew Club in Radnor, PA is looking for an assistant coach for the 2015-16 rowing season. The Radnor High School club is looking to continue its strong success as one of the top public school rowing programs in the Philadelphia region.
During the fall and spring seasons, Radnor Girls Crew Club rows out of the Whitemarsh Boat House in Conschohocken on the Schuylkill River. Assistant coaches work closely with our Head Coach to develop, train and encourage each athlete to achieve her full potential as part of the team.
The candidates for this paid, part time position should:
- have 2-4 years collegiate rowing experience
- have previous coaching experience, though not mandatory
- be passionate about rowing, and willing to develop high school athletes
- be energetic and have strong communication skills
- be knowledgeable about and focused on maintaining a safe environment
- be available afternoons and weekends
- be willing to undergo a background check
Interested candidates should please email a resume to Trisha Macrone, Club President at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.