Coaching

Mike Merta
Founder & Youth Coach

Coach Mike grew up around rowing and began rowing in middle school. Mike rowed for several clubs in the Detroit area including Wyandotte Boat Club, Ecorse Rowing Club, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crew. Mike also rowed in college at the University of Charleston…

Kat Deiley
Youth Coach

Coach Kat began rowing as a walk-on freshman at the University of Southern California in 1990, making varsity her second year. The team camaraderie and their accomplishments racing in San Diego Crew Classic and PAC-10 championships were highlights of her college years…

Lydia Blackwood
Masters Coach

Coach Lydia joins our team from Olympia, where she also coaches for the Evergreen State College rowing program. More on Coach Lydia coming soon…