Jai’s coaching experience includes being the head coach of the men’s freshmen team at U.C. Santa Barbara, where he coached his heavyweight eight to an upset victory at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships, as well as coaching the summer introductory program at Thompson’s Boat Center in Washington DC. As a college rower, Jai won gold in the freshmen lightweight eight at UCSB in 1991. As a high school rower at Washington & Lee, Jai rowed under the legendary Charlie Butt, and stroked his lightweight eight to a gold medal at the Stotesbury Cup. Jai has degrees in film from UCSB and the New York Film Academy, and has worked for companies such as The Discovery Channel, NBC, CBS, and the Hallmark Channel. Happy to be involved in the world of rowing again, he brings a coaching program that emphasizes hard work, technique and tradition.
Gwen comes to RCR with more than 10 years of coaching and mentoring junior, collegiate and master scullers and sweep rowers. Her goal is to maintain a challenging and positive atmosphere where rowers can reach and exceed goals, build confidence and be successful in their racing endeavors.