Carnegie Lake Rowing Association is fortunate to have several experienced coaches to call upon throughout the year. Some are University coaches, some are from the community and have extensive coaching and rowing experience.
Reid Johnson is from Darien, CT. His rowing career started in boarding school at Salisbury School and he spent one summer at Penn AC as a junior. He then went on to row at Hobart College in Geneva, NY under Paul Bugenhagen. While at Hobart, he spent 4 years on the Varsity Team, as well as serving as Team Captain for one year. This past year, he coached at the Saugatuck Rowing Club, where his novice crew went undefeated in the fall and became 2nd Varsity 8 Northeast Regional Champions this past spring. At Princeton, Reid will be working with the Heavyweight Men’s team.
Kate McCormick began rowing at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Flourtown, PA. Most recently Kate rowed at UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating in May 2015. She is in her first year as assistant coach with the Princeton Lightweight Women.
Jim Washburn rowed for four years at the Lawrenceville School and captained the crew for his last two years, stroking the senior four to the school’s first appearance at the Scholastic National Championships. At Trinity College, he stroked the freshman heavyweight eight to a silver medal, and a gold medal at the New England Rowing Championships in the varsity heavyweight eight. After two years of teaching and coaching at Tabor Academy, Jim taught and coached varsity boys crews at Lawrenceville for six years. This is the twelfth summer Jim is coaching at Craftsbury Sculling Center and his second with the Lakers. Off the water, Jim teaches history and government at Montgomery High School.
Photo to come soon.
Phil Brunner grew up in Indianapolis and Philadelphia. He started rowing at Exeter and then rowed for 4 years at the University of Notre Dame. Following graduation, he coached for 3 years at his alma mater - serving as head coach the last two - before spending the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach for the Yale Heavyweight Men's Crew. He is now an assistant coach for the Princeton Heavyweight Men's team.
Jason Elefant is a 2015 graduate of Princeton University, where he rowed four years for the men's lightweight team and received a bachelor's degree in history. Jason recently spent a year as a fellow at St Paul's School in London, UK, where he worked as a college counselor, taught history, and coached rowing. Jason's coaching experience also includes working summer camps at Princeton University and at Mercer Junior Rowing Club.
Andy Card - named us the "Lakers"
John Growth - Our First Coach