CIRC Coaches

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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 Men's 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 Head Coach and am excited for what racing season will bring us!

COACH Nathan Foster

My rowing career began in 2018 when I walked onto the UC Santa Barbara men's rowing team. Despite only having two full seasons as a collegiate rower I saw success in the form of multiple medals at both the WIRA championship regatta and the Head of the Charles Regatta. I was also named an ACRA All-American in 2021 after setting multiple team erg records.


I began my coaching career an assistant coach for CIRC during the summers of 2019 and 2021 before being named head coach of the club in 2022. I'm excited to give back to the sport that has done so much for me by continuing to share my passion and knowledge with the youth of this area.



I was born and raised in Greece. I was a member of the Greek Jr. National Team and competed in World Championships. In preparation for the 1992 Olympics, I was coached by two very successful coaches at the time, Penny Chuter (Steven Redgrave’s coach) and Thor Nilse. I completed the Level 2 USRowing Coaching Education in 2010. In the last few years, I helped a lot of Master Rowers with their training. I was the first person to row and start a team in the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, California. Rowing is my passion.

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