Program Director and Head Coach
Just in time for the Spring Season 2017, Sagamore Rowing Association is proud to welcome Jason Moskowitz, and his son Caiden back to home waters. As the new Head Coach & Program Director for Sagamore Rowing, Coach Jason brings over 20 years of rowing experience, including winning a national championship in 1997 for Sagamore Rowing as a high school athlete. Coach Jason is an incredible asset and the perfect person to lead Sagamore into the next era. His experience includes 3 time national champion spanning Friends Academy, Columbia University, USRowing Jr Women’s Sculling Development Camps, Director of Rowing with Sarasota Scullers, Sarasota Crew, Director of Rowing at Manhasset, & Head Coach at RowAmerica Manchester. With an emphasis on sculling, tons of managerial experience, and a safety-conscious mindset, Sagamore is poised to continue it’s climb to the top with Coach Jason.
Coach Chris Massey
Chris Massey joins SRA for the Spring 2017 season. Coach Chris comes to us after three years coaching girls’ crew with Manhasset Crew. Coach Chris was a former rower for the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was the varsity captain his senior year and won the 2013 Thomas H. Gosnell Seat Award. The prestigious award is given to a senior oarsman who has demonstrated a strong work ethic, teamwork, and pride in RIT Crew throughout his or her collegiate rowing career. Coach Chris earned his degree in graphic design at RIT and will be pursuing a Masters in Technical Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University after this Spring season.
Chris began his rowing career at the Half Hallows Hills Crew Club started in the Fall of 2005. He accomplished high standings at the New York State Championships in the Single, Double and Four man crews while at HHH, then a SRA affiliate.
Coach, Regatta Director /Events Coordinator Julien Blythe
Sagamore welcomes Coach Julien to the coaching roster in Spring 2017. Coach Julien has coached at Sarasota Crew for middle and high school programs, as well as the masters program since 2015. Coach Julien rowed with Sarasota Scullers for three years before rowing with Philadelphia Sculling Club and medaling at the national level. Between 2010 – 2013 Julian was a varsity level rower at Sarasota Crew.
In addition to taking on assistant coaching responsibilities Julien joins Sagamore as the Regatta Director and Events Coordinator. Since Julien brings several years experience volunteering with the regatta organizing committees at Benderson Park in Sarasota , he knows how important all our volunteers are to the SRA home regattas.
Modified (Middle School) Coach Rob Wiedenhoft
Rob joined the Sagamore staff in Fall of 2014 to work with the modified (6-8th grade) crew. Both the girls and boys squads had a very successful first season.
Rob began rowing at Fordham University where he rowed for three years and graduated with a B.A. in History/Economics. He also holds a M.A. from Adelphi. During college Rob learned to scull from Seth Hoard. After college he served for a number of years as a member and a director of E.S.R.A. in the Bronx and continued as a recreational and open water rower. Rob has been an ocean lifeguard for over thirty years and every summer is the program director of the Town of Hempstead’s Junior Ocean Lifeguard Program in Point Lookout. Professionally, Rob teaches at Garden City High School and has been involved in youth coaching including RVC Soccer and St. Agnes CYO swimming. All three of his daughters row or have rowed with Sagamore. Rob is excited to continue introducing 6th-8thgraders to the lifelong sport of rowing.
NYS Teaching Certification K-5 and 6-12
Nassau County Grade III Ocean Lifeguard
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
Susan Olsen joins us for the Spring 2017 season as a Middle School Coach. Susan began coaching last summer with the youth Learn-To-Row program. Susan currently teaches as William Carr Junior High School in Whitestone, NY as an 8th grade ICT ELA Teacher. A graduate of SUNY Fredonia, Susan has over 10 years of experience teaching and coaching! Susan first came to Sagamore through the adult Learn-To-Row program in the Summer of 2015 and she continues to row as a Masters athlete.
Kevin Coomey is the Coach for the Oyster Bay Crew. Coach Kevn spent two summers with SRA coaching Learn to Row while attending Marist University! During his high school career, Kevin rowed for Bayshore High School during the year and for Sagamore during the summers.
Boathouse Captain – Mitchel Wolfe