Meet The Coaches!

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Head Coach

Gwen began her coaching career in Northern Virginia and served the rowing community for many years in areas of fundraising, development of rowing programs, as well as regatta organization and support.  With more than 17 years of rowing, sculling and coaching experience she will work to build and support a solid, competitive rowing program. 

Her goal is to maintain a challenging and positive atmosphere where all rowers can reach and exceed goals, build confidence and be successful in their racing endeavors.  In order to achieve a well-rounded program, the priority is to insure all rowers come away from their experience with a sense of achievement, satisfaction and pride in their accomplishments.

Gwen is a US Rowing Level 3 certified coach and continues her education through conferences, workshops and networking with other coaches.



Assistant Coach

I started rowing during my Sophomore year at Western Albemarle High School, and I have loved every season since. It is my goal to make everyone have the best rowing experience.



Assistant Coach

Coach Connor is from Orlando Florida where he rowed for four years on his high school club team. During his time there he served as team captain and traveled to various regattas throughout Florida and up the east coast. Notable achievements include winning bronze at the 2017 Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the Junior 8 and medaling at the 2015 FSRA State Championship in the Freshman 8. He brings this experience and love for the sport of rowing to Fairfax High School for his first season as a coach.


Fairfax High School, 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 219-2200