HEAD 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.
Masters Coach Michael Roysner
Michael learned how to coach right here at CIRC as a part time summer coach. Michael is also the womens novice coach at UCSB. Michael graduated from UCSB in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Michael brings with him interdisciplinary coaching experience from over the past 5 years as both a swim instructor at Los Angeles Pierce Community College and as a rowing coach at the Channel Islands Rowing Club. Michael is thankful for the opportunity to give back to the program that he started in, and is looking forward to fostering a space on the team for new rowers to grow and thrive.
COACH YIANNI MAGNIS
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 3 USRowing Coaching Education in 2023. 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.