Personnel

Coaches

Head Coach – Andrew Green

Coach Andrew’s first season of rowing was winter his sophomore year at Notre Dame. Indoor erging. Not deterred by hard work, he returned for the on-water season, rowing till graduation in 2017.

After college Coach Andrew returned to his home town of Portland, Oregon. There he continued rowing and competing with the Willamette Rowing Club for another four years. He also worked as a High School Assistant Athletic Director and Cross Country Coach.

Coach Andrew moved to Rochester, Minnesota summer 2021. He started as assistant coach, then was quickly promoted to head coach the fall of 2021.

When his eyes are not focused on the water, he is watching the skies. Around Silver Lake he commonly spots kingfishers, killdeers, bald eagles, green herons, and the great blue herons that love to fish in the shallow waters. Other hobbies include hiking, running, camping, and kayaking;  sometimes all at the same time.

Junior Team Assistant Coach – Michelle Vogl

Coach Michelle is a former University of Minnesota sweeper who has recently returned to the sport. When not assisting with the Junior team, she rows with the adults at practice and regattas. She does it all.

Junior and Adult Team Assistant Coach – Tori Dettinger

Coach Tori is originally from Rochester MN and started her rowing career at RRC in high school.  She went on to row at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.  She has a BS in Psychology and is working towards a Masters in Social Work.  Other hobbies include cooking, camping, and playing with her dog.

Tori Dettinger

Junior and Adult Team Assistant Coach – Madeline Behfar

Coach Madeline is originally from Rochester MN and started her rowing career at RRC in high school.  She currently rows for the University at Minnesota. This is her second summer back coaching at RRC while interning at Mayo Clinic.

Adult Team Assistant Coach – Ted Scheitel

Coach Ted is originally from Rochester MN and started his rowing career with RRC.  His coaching resume also includes former Head Coach of RRC and the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club. He has a BS in Kinesiology and is currently pursuing a Nursing Degree. He fits in as much rowing and camping as time allows.

Junior Team Assistant Coach – Kaitlyn Meiste

Coach Kaitlyn moved to Rochester in late 2021 and started as Assistant Coach shortly there after. Rowing for several years at Michigan State University, her favorite seats were 2 seat in an 8 or stroke seat in a 4. Kaitlyn continues her love for the sport by coaching the juniors and rowing with the adults as much as she can.

Board

The Rochester Rowing Club holds monthly board meetings the 3rd Monday each month.  Active RRC members in good standing are welcome to attend.  Any adult involved with the rowing club and interested in helping is welcome to join the board. A 2-4 year commitment is required, depending on the position.

President – Binnur Taner
President Emeritus – Mick Garvey
Vice-President – Julie Doppler
Tresurer – Stacy LeQuire
Secretary – Wendy Robinson
Website – Sarah Johnson