Meet The Coaches!
Gwen Sully, Program 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.
John Harris, Program Assistant Coach/Men’s Novice Coach
John rowed during his sophomore-senior years of high school in New Jersey and for one year at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Those years, he says, were some of the best of his life, and he can’t wait to bring that experience and enthusiasm to his assistant coaching job with the Fairfax High School crew team.
John has a BA degree in computer science with a minor in chemistry. He lives in Fairfax and when he isn't working with our crew team after school, he works as a software engineer for a company in Ashburn.
Maggie Anderson, Program Assistant Coach
Coach Maggie rowed all four years for Fairfax High School and is now rejoining the team as an assistant coach. She has competed in eights, fours, and even a double. At the 2018 World Rowing Indoor Erg Sprints, she won a bronze medal for Lightweight Women in her age group. Currently a freshman at George Mason University, Maggie hopes to foster a safe environment for the rowers and coxswains to develop their athletic abilities.
Chris Roskin, Program Assistant Coach
Chris Roskin Bio