Rock Creek Rowing
Men's coach Rachel Gabbay

Joining the men to start the Fall 2013 season, Rachel comes to us from the National Cathedral School where she has served as Assistant coach. She has also served as assistant coach for the TBC Junior Women, Walt Whitman and the Academy of the Holy Cross, and has head men's coach at Walter Johnson High School. As a rower, Rachel was co-captain of the Walter Johnson Crew and was a member of the Women’s Varsity 4+ that took first in the NCASRA (now VASRA) Championship in 2005.  She subsequently rowed at Franklin Pierce University and also rowed for the TBC Juniors and Capital Rowing Club.  She has her USRowing Level II certification and is also a certified personal trainer.

Women's coach Jack Vihstadt

Jack joins the women to start the Fall 2013 season.  As a collegiate rower at Colby College he was co-captain, MVP for two seasons, and selected for the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men’s Rowing All-Conference First Team.  He has trained with the Potomac Boat Club developmental sculling program and Vesper Boat Club's Under-23 Lightweights, where he learned all aspects of high level coaching, training, and race preparation. As Men's Freshmen/Novice rowing coach at Yorktown High School (his Alma Mater), he coached 30 novice rowers and prepared several boats for spring competition, including a silver-medal-winning eight at the Virginia State Championships.  Jack is near completion of his USRowing Level II certification.

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