At Port Rowing, we combine over 100 years of coaching experience under one program. All coaches work together to help our athletes to develop into rowers, as well as build an appreciation for the sport, become young leaders and develop a strong work ethic. Rowing is one of America's oldest sports, and it began here in New York. We work to continue that great history and help each child develop his/her own legacy.
Steve started rowing during his senior year in high school in Tallahasee, FL. He rowed on the 1993 USA Jr. National team and competed in the World Championships in Arungen, Norway. He then went on to row at Temple University, where he won two Big East titles and four Dad Vail championships, captaining the 1997 Temple team that ranked in the top 5 in the country. He was a member of the USA Sr. Development camps in 95-97. He has coached rowing at the high school level for the last 15 years.
Steve has a degree in Exercise Physiology and received his Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Miami. He owns and operates Power Ten Fitness Club in Port Washington and resides in Manhasset, NY. Steve is married to Shaz and has three children: Hunter, Logan, and Shea.
Mark comes to us as a five-sport high school varsity athlete at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts. He went on to receive his B.S from C.W Post and has been a certified personal trainer for over 6 years. During this time, Mark has trained multiple collegiate athletes as well as members of the National Champion C.W. Post Lacrosse team. Mark is an amateur body builder, capturing 3rd place in the NPA Mr. New York in 2011. He currently resides in Port Washington, NY and trains at Power Ten fitness.
Originally from Arlington Texas, Darren began rowing his sophomore year in high school at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In college, he rowed for The University of Wisconsin where he won two bronze medals at the IRA National Championship, a gold from the Eastern Sprints Conference Championships, and a gold medal at the Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catherine's, Ontario. After graduating in 2009, Darren worked as a Boatman/Rigger for the Wisconsin Rowing teams rigging and repairing damaged boats. Darren has completed the American Birkebeiner, a Cross-Country skiing marathon in Northern Wisconsin four times. Darren is also an AFAA certified personal trainer.
Calli began her rowing career at Manhasset High School. While at Manhasset, she was a 7-time Long Island Champion, New York State Champion and New Jersey State Champion. Calli also rowed in the Varsity Eight for Row New York which reached the semi-finals at the US Youth National Championships. Calli was recruited to row at Syracuse University where she rowed 7 seat, helping the boat record first-place at the Kittell Cup against Boston University, the O'Leary Cup versus Harvard and Dartmouth, as well as winning a Gold Medal at the Big East Championship. Calli started her coaching career in 2009 as an assistant at Row New York.
Briana is from Pittsburgh, PA and began rowing the summer before her freshman year at North Allegheny High School. She has two silver medals from the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, along with a bronze medal in the quadruple sculls at the USRowing Youth Invitationals. She placed in the top 15 internationally and top 10 nationally at the C.R.A.S.H.-B. World Indoor Rowing Championships. In 2006, Briana was chosen to be a member of the United States Junior National Team, competing in the quadruple sculls in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She went on to row at the University of Wisconsin for four years and was elected team captain her senior year. During her college career, she acquired four Big Ten Medals and was part of the first ever Big Ten Championship team in Wisconsin history. She placed 2nd in the Varsity 4+ at the NCAA Championships, marking the highest nationally placing boat in the history of Wisconsin rowing. In 2010, she was a member of the Varsity 8+ that placed 10th at NCAAs, resulting in a 7th place overall team finish, which was the highest the team has ever finished at NCAAs. She was an assistant coach in 2011 to the women's freshmen team at Wisconsin and was the boatman for the Wisconsin program.
Mike rowed for SUNY Albany from '86 through '88. During the summers of '86 and '87, he also rowed for Al Borghard at Sagamore Rowing in Huntington, competing and medaling in several NY Empire State Games. More recently, Mike assisted with Port Rowing's Middle School and Masters Programs. In the Summer of 2012, Mike ran the Learn-to-Row for adults for Port Rowing with incredible success. For the Fall of 2012, Michael assisted Port Rowing's developmental program and had the Masters competing in several Head races. Mike currently resides in Port Washington, NY with his wife and 3 children. His son Austin and wife Mary both row on the Port team.
While Sacred Heart Academy did not offer a rowing program, this did not deter Port Washington native Deirdre from learning and enjoying the sport of rowing. She spent her summers in rowing programs fostering a love and appreciation for the sport while using rowing as cross training for track and field. In 2005, Deirdre represented her school in the New York State Championships for discus and qualified again in 2006. At Fordham University, Deirdre was a member of the Fordham University Track and Field Team and Crew team. She graduated with a BS in 2010 and is continuing her education at Stony Brook. Deirdre is also a certified lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor through American Red Cross.
Mitch is a two-time High School National Champion with Kent School in Connecticut, and a two-time member of the US Junior Team. He was a silver Medalist in the 1976 World Championships in the Coxed Four. Mitch continued his rowing career at the University of Pennsylvania under Ted Nash, where his Freshman Eight won the National Collegiate Championship. He is currently involved in the National Rowing Foundation (NRF) and a resident of Port Washington. His daughter, Eva, is currently on the Port team. Mitch is the president and one of the founders of Friends of Port Rowing.
Maggie is a resident of Port Washington. She attended St. Peter’s School and Sacred Heart Academy, where she played basketball, lacrosse and was captain of the undefeated NY State Championship Girls volleyball team. She holds a BBA from Loyola University Maryland. During her 4 year varsity career, she won over 15 medals for the Greyhounds, including gold at the Dad Vail National Collegiate Championship. She was a member of 2 consecutive M.A.A.C. championship teams. Her Women’s Varsity 4+ boat finished in the top 10 at the Head of the Charles. In 2012 she received all conference honors as a member of the Women’s Varsity 4+ Boat of the Year. For the past three summers, she has rowed for the New York Athletic Club’s national team and has competed at the National Club Championships and The Canadian Henley. Maggie has worked at the Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club for the past 7 years, where she is the head swimming coach and a lifeguard.