Anchorage Rowing Association
Year 1

Meet our Coaching Staff:

Coaches are available for private coaching at a rate of $40 per hour paid to ARA. Email the coach of your choice to arrange times and ARA equipment for your lesson. If you are an active member please reserve your equipment on the un-coached reservations section of the calendar for the lesson day. If you are not an active member let the coach know that in your email so they can reserve the equipment and arrange payment. Pay the coaches through your member page under "additional payments" with a memo indicating the coach's name and date of lesson.

Rich PicRowing Coach Rich Connell:
Rich will driving up for his 3rd summer with ARA from Middlebury College in Vermont where he is the head coach. He will be a part-time fill in coach assisting the full time coaches for part of the summer. He was first introduced to the sport back in 2004, and has been involved in coaching in one aspect or another since 2007. His previous experiences include coaching at the collegiate level (Franklin Pierce University), high school level (Vermont Academy and Dublin School), and masters level (Merrimac River Rowing Association). He is comfortable coaching and competing in both sweep or sculling, and has no preference as long as there’s an interest and excitement to learn. See Rich's Resume.

Nate GoodmanRowing Coach Nate Goodman:
Nate Goodman is coaching his first season with ARA and comes to us from his current assistant coaching position with Montclair High School in New Jersey. Nate is a former national champion rower with Yale University and an alumnus of the US National Rowing Team both as a junior and at the senior level. His Montclair Head Coach describes hims as having and uncanny talent for coaching and real connection with his athletes. See Nate's Resume.

Rowing Coach Jennifer Sager:
Jen Sager is coaching her first season with ARA this summer and comes to us after assisting our previous season's coach Rich Connell at Middlebury College for the Spring Season. Her dog Stevie will be holding the coveted position of Assistant Coach/Launch Potato for her first season with ARA. Jen is a gradutate of Trinity College where she rowing for four years and has a Masters degree from Oxford University in England and at the same time rowed on the US National team as a lightweight in both sweep and sculling boats. Click here to see Jen's resume. Three month old border collie Stevie did not submit a resume.

edLearn to Row and On-Call Coach Marietta "Ed" Hall:

Ed "edhall at gci dot net" started coaching in 1991 and has been rowing since 1987 and has beencoaching for ARA since the team started in 1998. Ed was born and raised in Alaska and has a BA in Finance from Washington State University. She has a Level 2 USRowing Coaching Certification and a Level 1 Canadian Coaching Certification. Click her for Ed's full resume.