Juniors Head Coach
Coach Cathy Coffman has been rowing for over 40 years and her coaching experience spans 30 years with juniors, as well as masters and college rowers.
Coffman has rowed at Washington-Lee High School, The University of Virginia, Potomac Boat Club, Occoquan Boat Club, and Rivanna Rowing Club. She was the runner up at the 2014 CRASH-B’s in the Senior Veteran Lightweight event. As a rower, she has medalled at Stotesbury, Dad Vails, Club and Master’s Nationals, as well as the Head of the Charles.
Most recently, Coffman has been the head coach of the Albemarle HS Crew. Her crews have won New England, Scholastic Nationals, and Stotesbury. Several of her rowers have gone on to be on the junior national team and/or row in college.
Rebecca has been rowing for 6 years, since the freshman year of high school with the AHS juniors, where she competed in the quad. She won 3 gold medals at the VASRA State Championships, and reached finals at Stotesbury. She won 2 bronze medals at the SRAA national championships. She went on to cox for the UVA men's team as well as cox for RRC. Additionally, she has volunteered with Darden School LTR events. She is joining RRC as a new LTR coach, with the experience in assisting in LTR programs.
Coach Ashley started rowing in high school with Beaver Creek Sculling and later with the RRC juniors and Albemarle High school until she graduated in 2014. She continued competing as a women’s single and double sculler for the University of Virginia, where she won three ACRA National Championships, two Dad Vail bronze medals, and three SIRA Regional Championships among others. She was named ACRA All-American in 2017 and finished her collegiate career as one of the most medaled athletes in Virginia Rowing Association history. After graduating from UVA, Ashley worked as a full-time volunteer assistant for the UVA Men’s Rowing program in the 2018-2019 school year. She was in charge of developing athletes’ technical proficiency through small boats training. By the 2019 ACRA Championships, many of her athletes had progressed into top boats, and both of her sculling crews made the Grand Final. She joined Albemarle High School Rowing’s staff in the spring of 2019, where she helped coach medal-winning athletes in the VASRA State Championship, Stotesbury Cup, and Scholastic Nationals.