ABOUT COACH JAKE
I competed on the US Jr Men's national team at the 2012 World Championships in the men's 4x. In the summer of 2013 I was part of a crew that represented California Rowing Club where we competed in and won the U19 men's 4+ event as well as went 1-2 in the U19 men's 2-. I rowed with Berkeley my freshman year.
I started my coaching career in the Summer of 2016 as the assistant coach for 805 Rowing. In the Summer of 2017 I took over the head coach position. I briefly was an assistant coach with UCLA men's rowing in the Fall of 2017. I took the head coach position at Channel Islands Rowing Club in the summer of 2018.
I started my rowing career in 2013 as a freshman walk-on at the University of California, Davis Men’s Rowing Team. As a sophomore I was part of the 4+ crew that won the ACRA National Championship regatta. I held a leadership position during all my years with the team serving as Head Recruiter, Treasurer and President. After graduating in 2017 I began coaching for River City Rowing Club as the Masters Novice Coach. My squad fielded two boats, a Men’s 4+ and a Women’s 4+, that placed 4th and 3rd respectively at our Championship regatta in May 2018.
I am happy to be continuing coaching for Channel Islands Rowing Club as Assistant Coach and am excited for what racing season will bring us!
I grew up in Greece . I was a member of Greek national team as a junior and competed in world championships. In preparation for 1992 olympics I was coached by two very successful coaches at the time . Penny Chuter (Steven Redgrave’s coach and Thor Nilsen). I completed the level 2 US Rowing coaching education in 2010. The last few years I helped a lot of master rowers with their training. I was the first person to row and started a team in the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Rowing is my passion.
I started my rowing career in 2007 as a lightweight rower in Seattle, Washington. I became a coxswain in spring of 2012 prior to attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. I spent my four years at Navy racing with the lightweight men's first varsity 8+, including three IRA championship races.
Channel Islands is my first coaching opportunity and I am very excited to be part of the team!
My rowing career started in the summer of 2013 on a local middle school team at Lake Casitas. From there I continued in high school and was a lightweight varsity rower for 3 years. Starting my second year of varsity, I had the opportunity to serve as a coxswain for our Master’s team.
Thank you for welcoming me on the team! I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Channel Island Rowing Club and begin my coaching career!