Coaching Positions updated August 24th

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 --- James.Fenerty@germantownacademy.org

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
 

 

Two coaches needed for Owen J Roberts / Coventry Rowing Club

Owen J Roberts/ Conventry Rowing Club is looking for two coaches this Fall Season. We are a 5 year young program and we average 35 to 45 rowers during our season. Our rowers practice on the Schuylkill River in the Pottstown area, which is new rowing territory and provides miles of open rowing.  We have 8+s, 4+s, Quad, Doubles & Singles, 3 launches and our own boat trailer. Also, we have full access to a Crossfit facility within walking distance of our boathouse.  It's basically a full turnkey operation.  

 

Responsibilities:
- Teach student-athletes of varying skill level rowing technique and safety 
- Develop and implement workouts
- Work in line with the team’s long term strategies and athlete development plans
- Assist with rigging/de-rigging boats and boathouse/equipment activities 

*we practice in the evenings and can be flexibile*

Please email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Kim Edleman at484-433-5068.

 

Head Coach Position

 

Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program is in search of a highly motivated Head Coach to develop our growing program.  We are seeking a strong leader who believes in winning and developing the capacity of every child. 

 

About Scullers:

The Sarasota Scullers strive for excellence in our competitive rowing program that transforms the lives of middle and high school aged youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties by promoting fitness, health, teamwork and good sportsmanship, as well as high moral and civic standards. In a supportive and nurturing climate, the Sarasota Scullers family seeks to develop a diverse group of scholar-athletes regardless of athletic experience or fitness level. We endeavor to foster a spirit of respect and care for our pristine waterways and local coastal environment in our community youth.

 

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. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Building and strengthening the youth program

  • Oversee athlete development and mentoring

  • Coordinating practices on the water, on land or on the erg

  • Supervising assistant coaches

  • Rigging and maintaining boats and adjusting oars

  • Coordinate regatta logistics

  • Recruiting for the youth program

  • Assisting junior rowers in the college recruiting process

  • Actively participating in the FSRA Association (state association)

  • Supporting Fundraising, donor development, donor solicitation & grant activities.  

  • Working cooperatively with rowers and parents, high school coaches, our Masters & Adaptive rowing partners at our boatyard, the local, state and national rowing community and the Scullers BOD

 

Qualifications:

  • Has lead and inspired youth rowers in a management position

  • Has experience planning and implementing new rowing programs

  • Prior coaching experience and US Rowing certification preferred

  • Preference for 2 years of collegiate or elite level rowing

  • High standard of leadership, sportsmanship and respect

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Fosters collaboration with athletes, staff, board, and parents

  • Understands the fundraising process and has experience with assisting and supporting fundraising activities

  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete a background check and possess or obtain current CPR certification
     

Compensation:

Will be competitive.

 

 

Apply Now: 
Please email a letter of interest and resume including coaching experience to Rob Stettler, President, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Haddonfield HS

Haddonfield Memorial High School is seeking an assistant crew coach for the Spring 2015 rowing season. The current team consists of approximately 85 male and female rowers of varying sweeping and sculling abilities from varsity to novice levels.  Rowing experience is required and any coaching experience (not necessarily Crew) at the junior/high school/college level will be considered.  However, the ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, possess an upbeat, positive and motivating personality, have the demonstrated ability to communicate, connect and motivate our student athletes and have the ability to work with our current coaching staff.

Practices are on weekdays from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm and on Saturday mornings.  In the spring season, the team competes in many PSRA sponsored events as well as the Stotesbury and scholastic regattas which are held generally on Sundays at the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia and/or Cooper River in New Jersey from March through late May.  In addition, candidates would be responsible for assisting in our Junior Rowing Program which includes an approximate 2-3 week session beginning in late May/early June open to current 7th and 8th grade students where novice rowers are introduced to the sport.

Compensation is competitive.  Please e-mail your resume to Tim Hagan at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Posted 2/22/15

Haverford College

Haverford College, in Haverford, PA is looking for a highly motivated and qualified Crew Coach for the Spring 2015 season (Monday, February 23rd – Saturday, May 16, 2015).

Haverford College Crew is a co-ed club team consisting of approximately 35-45

student-athletes who have worked hard to build a strong, competitive program at the club sport level. The team practices take place on the river in Conshohocken, PA from 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM Monday to Friday.

We are searching for an enthusiastic individual willing to work cooperatively with the existing Coaching Staff and Student Leadership to introduce student-athletes to the sport of rowing, as well as to support the continued development of experienced rowers.

Duties will include:

  • Introducing rowing concepts to novice and experienced rowers
  • Running practices 5x per week
  • Coordinating and supervising team attendance at all regattas (TBD)
  • Working with Student Captains, Coaching Staff, Coordinator of Club Sports, and Director of Student Activities as needed
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Competitive rowing/coxing background
  • Prior coaching experience preferred
  • Exemplifies high standard of leadership, sportsmanship & respect
  • Fosters collaboration with students, staff, administration & parents
  • Maintains a safe atmosphere ensuring the well being of athletes
  • Able to attend all practices, meetings, and regattas
Spring Salary Negotiable

Interested candidates should send their resume to Lilly Lavner, Director of Student Activities and Leadership ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) along with a letter stating their interest, and describing their rowing/coaching experience. Please additionally cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your application materials.

Posted 2/12/2015

Harriton High School

Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA is looking for two (2) highly motivated and qualified Novice Crew Coaches for immediate hire for the Spring 2015 season.
 
We are searching for enthusiastic individuals willing to work cooperatively with the existing Coaching Staff to introduce new student-athletes to the sport of rowing, as well as to support the continued development of experienced rowers.
 
Harriton Crew is a co-ed team consisting of approximately 60 athletes of varying abilities who have worked hard to build a strong, competitive program. Harriton High School is a Permanent Member of the 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
  • Can maintain a safe atmosphere ensuring the well being of athletes
  • Able to attend all practices, meetings, and regattas
Spring Salary (Per LMSD Contract): $5,607
 
Special Note: Since this is a Lower Merion School District approved position, candidates must satisfactorily complete a background check and possess or obtain current CPR certification.
 
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 2/3/15

Unionville High School

Head Coach

Position Overview:

Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA is looking for a qualified Head Coach for the Spring 2015 season and beyond.  This co-ed team consists of approximately 50 athletes ranging from Novice to Varsity skill level, that row out of the Wilmington Rowing Center. The Club is a member of the PSRA and intends to compete in all PSRA sponsored regattas.  

The Head Coach is responsible for the coordination, management and development of the athletes Unionville Rowing Club including:

  1. Athlete development & mentoring to achieve individual and club goals.
  2. Athlete and boathouse safety.
  3. Practice and regatta logistics.
  4. Recruitment of coaches required to support the size of the team.
  5. Communicate with all athletes, coaches, volunteers – to achieve goals of URC.   

Responsibilities and Key Functions:

  • Create, communicate and execute plans and programs to develop all athletes and achieve successful, competitive outcomes.  Training/Race plans should be communicated in advance to coaches and athletes to ensure practices are run in a structured and productive manner.   Document athlete assessments and review during the season to help advance competitiveness of each athlete.
  • Recruit assistant coaches to meet team needs each season.  Obtain documentation for coaches per school/board requirements and training if needed.  Maintain coach to athlete ratio at all times and develop backup procedures in the case of coach absences.   
  • Create connections and relationships with other scholastic programs for collaborations and mutual exchange of ideas and resources
  • Create connections and relationships with universities and colleges to enhance our college recruitment program for qualified Jrs. and Srs.
  • Assist qualified Jrs and Srs. in preparation for College Recruitment process
  • Proactively implement and enforce safety policies and procedures to ensure safety of athletes and others on and off the water.
  • Strive for club improvements and development of athletes incorporating best practices from training and other learnings.  Offer suggestions for program improvements to enhance club performance.
  • Liaise with WRC, UHS and the Board of Directors on all scholastic activities and issues.
  • Manage upkeep and investment for WRC and URC owned equipment and report damages or concerns per procedures.
  • Develop a collaborative and supportive team based environment that allows crews to have fun while working hard.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Previous coaching and/or rowing to include US Rowing Coaching Certification Levels 1 and 2
  • Ability to drive a motorized launch
  • Ability to rig and make rigging adjustments to boats to suit rowers.          
  • Ability to work afternoons/evenings/weekends when needed.
  • Create and run a summer rowing program for new comers to the sport and for additional training for our athletes

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.

Posted 1/15/15

Unionville High School

Assistant Coach

Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA is looking for a qualified Assistant Coach for the Spring 2015 season and beyond.  This co-ed team consists of approximately 50 athletes ranging from Novice to Varsity skill level, that row out of the Wilmington Rowing Center. The Club is a member of the PSRA and intends to compete in all PSRA sponsored regattas.

Duties will include:
  • Assisting Head Coach as needed
  • Running practices either on land, on the erg, or on the water
  • Supervising student-athletes during regattas
  • Introducing rowing concepts and equipment to new rowers
  • Teaching Novice rowers the basic stroke and improving technique
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Competitive rowing/coxing background
  • Prior coaching experience and USRowing Certification preferred
  • Exemplify the highest standard of leadership, sportsmanship and respect
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, staff, administration and volunteers
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well being of athletes
  • Attendance at all practices, meetings, and regattas
  • Comply with Unionville High School District requirements, including background checks, CPR and concussion training and working with our athletic director.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Candidates should send letters of interest and resumes with rowing/coaching experience to Susan Beauchamp, president Unionville Rowing Club: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  302-545-9442.

Posted 1/15/15

St. Peter's Prep Seeks Assistant Coach

St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ is looking to add an Assistant Coach to their coaching staff which consists of a Head Coach and two Novice coaches. This all boys school built a very robust and accomplished High School Crew program consisting of over 60 rowers, that trains out of the Passaic River Rowing Association's facilities in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. 
 
In 5 short years the program not only acquired a full fleet of boats and equipment, but trained and coached a disciplined team of scholar athletes to row to a Nationals title, a Stotesbury win, and a series of other first and second place finishes. Last Spring the team also rowed to win the Passiac River Sprints Cup as well. 
 
Team practices take place weekday afternoons from approximately 4-7pm (depending on the time of year). Regattas typically begin in late March, and run through mid-June. We have a fleet of 10 boats, all Vespolis, that consist of four 8s, five 4s, and a double. 
 
Previous coaching experience is preferred, and qualified candidates must be interviewed by the school's Athletic Director. 
 
We offer HIGHLY COMPETITIVE STIPENDS compared to other area teams and compensation is commensurate with experience. 
 
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at  or Head Coach Alex Canale at  for more details and to schedule an interview. 
 
Posted 12/11/2014
Employment Offered: Malvern Preparatory School
Categories: Employment Offered Date Posted: 11/14/2014
Ad Number: 45546
Contact: Craig Hoffman

Conshohocken, PA 
Telephone: 610-812-6957
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Site:  


Description
Varsity Sculling Coach. Ideal candidate would be an aspiring 
national team sculler or recent senior/elite sculler. 
Rowing out of the new Conshohocken Rowing Center

 

Posted 11/24/2014

Harriton High School seeks Assistant Crew Coach

Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA is looking for a qualified Assistant Crew Coach for the Spring 2015 season.  We are seeking an enthusiastic person willing to work cooperatively with the existing Coaching Staff to introduce new student-athletes to the sport of rowing, as well as to support the continued development of experienced rowers.
 
Harriton Crew is a co-ed team consisting of approximately 60 athletes of varying abilities who have worked hard to build a strong, competitive program. Harriton is a Permanent Member of the 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, and 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
  • Exemplify the highest standard of leadership, sportsmanship and respect
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, staff, administration and parents
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well being of athletes
  • Attendance at all practices, meetings, and regattas
Special Note:
Since this is a Lower Merion School District approved position, candidates must satisfactorily complete a background check and possess or obtain current CPR certification.
 
Candidates should send letters of interest and resumes with rowing/coaching experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Athletic Director and may call the Harriton Athletic Dept. at 610-658-3976 to schedule an interview.

Posted 11/13/14

Friends Select School is looking for a individual to lead their crew program.

Friends Select School is seeking qualified individuals to lead our Crew program. Previous rowing and/or coaching experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of the sport with the ability to teach fundamentals and techniques and articulate a clear vision to achieve success within the philosophy of the athletic program.

Please send resumes to:
Bill Klose 
Co-Director of Athletics
Friends Select School
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Posted 10/23/14

William Penn Charter School is looking for a Head Boys and Girls Crew Coach

Responsibilities:

1. Work with the Director of Athletics to develop and implement plan for excellence.
2. Manage entire inventory including rowing shells, riggings, launches, engines, oars, and misc. items.
3. Communication with the school, athletes, parents, our boathouse, and the larger rowing community.
4. Oversee and maintain a high level of safety compliance regarding on-water safety for rowers and coaches in launches.
5. Develop practice plans to teach both sound fundamentals as well as managing all regatta entries.
6. Coordinate a year round strength program with our Nationally Certified Strength Coach.
7. Assist student-athletes in the college recruiting process.
 
All interested candidates should contact John Thiel, Director of Athletics at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Posted 9/17/14

Friends of Notre Dame Rowing seeks coaches

The Friends of Notre Dame Rowing, the club rowing team of The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA, seeks a qualified head coach and assistant coach(es) for its high school spring women’s sculling program. Notre Dame has 12+ years of rowing tradition on the Schuylkill River and has consistently placed in city, regional and National championships. We are looking for passionate, energetic, and dedicated individuals to coach the team’s 30+/- dedicated and driven female athletes, from novice to experienced high school rowers.

Job requirements include:

· Bachelors Degree

· Compliance with all procedures and policies of crew facilities, US Rowing and the Schuylkill Navy

· Prior rowing experience, specifically sculling

· Prior coaching experience, specifically sculling in club or school level

· Ability to organize and administer training plan and to direct practices

· Required attendance at practice and races

· Exceptional communication and motivational skills

· Ability to establish positive relationships with our student-athletes, parents and school administration

· Excellent time management skills

· Excellent personal character

· Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and child abuse clearances required, consistent with school requirements.

Those interested in either the head or assistant coach positions should email a cover letter and a resume to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . Please indicate in your cover letter your coaching preference (i.e., head or assistant), your anticipated salary, and a brief statement of your coaching philosophy. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Posted 8/14/14

Owen J Roberts High School seeks assistant coaches

Owen J Roberts HS Rowing Club, located in Pottstown, has a need for assistant coaches for 2014-2015 scholastic crew season.

Practices beginning in September for the fall season, with winter conditioning beginning in late November, and concluding in late May/early June at the culmination of the scholastic racing season. Winter conditioning practices will be held in the Pottstown area; fall and spring practices (on the water) will be held in our new Pottstown Boathouse area (off of Rt 422).

Successful candidates will have commitment to and passion for the sport and inspire athletes to perform at their highest potential. Additional duties include: planning and running efficient practices, developing athlete technique and fitness, and preparing squads for racing. Coaches are also expected to attend all races, staff meetings, and recruiting events.

Previous collegiate rowing experience and coaching experience is highly recommended. 

Please contact Kim Edleman at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if interested, with a resume and references.

Posted 8/12/14

COACHING POSITION AT PHILADELPHIA CITY ROWING (PCR)

Position:                     Assistant Coach/HS
Commitment:              September through May/part-time  (with summer option)
Compensation:            Commensurate With Experience
Reports to:                  Rowing Program Director (W. ‘Tom’ Thomas)
 
Mission:
To work closely with the Director of Rowing and other coaches as we continue to develop a highly competitive and cohesive rowing team for public school Philadelphia youth.
 
Responsibilities:
·      Serve as coach for various crews, as assigned, and work productively with the other members of the coaching
       and administrative staff to ensure the success of the program.
·      Prepare PCR rowers for team and personal success through comprehensive, well-organized land and on the
       water workouts.
·      Assist in the management of regatta commitments throughout the year.
·      Work to maintain a safe and productive program environment for other staff, volunteers, and participants.
·      Provide help with boat and boatyard maintenance.
·      Engage with teens to support their learning to successfully manage rowing, schoolwork, college preparations,
       and other commitments.
·      Work with coaching staff to provide required progress notes on student-athlete performance and development,
       and enter this information into program database.
 
Qualifications:
 
·      Prior experience with rowing and/or coaching.
·      Prior experience with young people from diverse backgrounds, either through youth development
       or youth sport programming.
·      Ability to attend all meetings, practices and regattas.
·      Ability to drive a launch
·      CPR certification, US Rowing Coach Certification a plus
 
Submit resume to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted 7/17/14

Germantown Academy is searching for a Varsity Head Coach for its Crew program 

This position requires supervision of the entire Germantown Academy program. The job description includes the following aspects:

1. Communication with the school, athletes, parents, Whitemarsh Boat Club , and the larger rowing community.

2. Oversee budget and work with Germantown Academy’s Director of Finance and the Director of Athletics.

3. Purchase, sell, and maintain rowing shells, launches, engines, oars, and associated parts and electronics.

4. Oversee safety compliance regarding on-water safety for rowers and coaches in launches.

5. Develop practice plans to teach both sound fundamentals as well as managing all regatta entries.

6.) Assist student-athletes in the college recruiting process.

For further information, all interested candidates should contact:

Jim Fenerty (Director of Athletics) ---- Email --- James.Fenerty@Germantownacademy.org

Phone ---- 267-405-7217

Posted: 5/30/14