Men's coach Gwen Sully
Gwen Sully takes over the Rock Creek Rowing men’s program in 2012. Gwen’s extensive coaching background includes positions at Robinson and Woodson High Schools in Northern Virginia, Melbourne High School in Florida, and Penn State University. At Penn State, she coached novice men’s and women’s crews to gold medals in several regattas including the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Crew Championships, and the Head of the Occoquan. At Woodson, where she served as Head Women’s Coach for two years, her crews advanced to the semi-finals in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and earned multiple medals in the Virginia Championships during both of her seasons at the helm. Gwen is a US Rowing Level 3 certified coach and continues to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops to enhance her skills and knowledge. She also is a competitive rower and sculler in her own right and is a member of both Alexandria Community Rowing and Occoquan Boat Club, where she has held a variety of leadership positions. Gwen’s coaching philosophy emphasizes fostering an atmosphere of dedication to the sport, teamwork, respect, and good sportsmanship.
Women's coach Brent Keuch
In addition to coaching Rock Creek Rowing women, Brent is also the Varsity Girls coach at Bishop Ireton High School. Brent is native to Virginia, having grown up in Old Town, Alexandria. He found rowing at an early age in high school at Christchurch School in southern Virginia. Learning from the importance of small boats and sculling, Brent went on to excel in the sport winning numerous state championships and medalling at the Stotesbury Regatta. After high school Brent attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA to row under John Bannon. Brent stayed only for his freshman year as he realized that he wanted more from the sport. He ended up finishing his collegiate years at Marietta College in Ohio under the guidance of John Bancheri. Brent has rowed and been a member of Thompson Boat Club, New York Athletic Club, Vesper Boat Club and Mobjack Rowing Association, winning races and National Championships in a wide variety of boats. Brent can be found wearing a bow tie around Georgetown or making his way to Annapolis for sailing and crabbing.