Program Director for Row Abroad. Beth was the Program Director for the Oakland Strokes for 20 years and is now the Director of Junior Rowing at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach, CA. Beth has coached since 1986. Her experience ranges from coaching for the US junior national team and running one of the larger clubs in the United States to having raised four children. Beth has been coaching since 1986. Coaching at Pacific Rowing club, the Oakland Strokes, Purdue University, UC Davis and the Newport Aquatic Center. Beth has served on the USRowing board of directors and is very involved in the rowing community. Coaching and teaching are her passions. Beth has four children of her own and she understands kids, athletes and parents. Developing this program, the goal was to create a low stress place to learn to row technically well, taking lots of strokes and having an international experience at the same time. A low pressure, but lots of fun with a positive atmosphere at all times. The goal is for all athletes to return home as skilled oars persons and look forward to their next adventures overseas.
Rich has been actively engaged in rowing 20 years. Rich was a distinguished collegiate athlete, has been a collegiate head coach, and dedicated advocate for young rowers in middle school and high school club programs. Rich has been involved with Row Abroad for the past comes to PRC most recently from the Oakland Strokes where he coached the Novice Men the last 2 seasons,coordinated their Middle School rowing programand coached the Varsity for 2 years. Coach Rich graduated from Saint Mary's College in 1989 with degrees in Economics and Business. He was a member of their lightweight rowing team for three years and then went on to serve as head coach of their women’s team andfirst founder of their middle school and High School Summer camps. He later was the Head Coach for the UC Berkeley Women's Lightweight rowing team with much success, winning WIRA's, the Dad Vail Regatta and consistently one of the top ten lightweight teams in the country during his tenure.