Our coaches are qualified and trained in both rowing and nutrition which is important in order to maximize performance in a healthy and pleasant way. They are happy to work with each rower on an individual basis to set achievable goals.
Head Coach Jason Berric email@example.com
Assistant Coach Liz Kantak firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Coach Jake Kazlow email@example.com
Assistant Coach Andy Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Coach Kasia Kaufman @standrewrowing.com
Head Coach Deb Parker email@example.com
Sculling/Strength & Christian Bratton @standrewrowing.com
Recruiting Coach Bennett Bruder firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches' Liaison Bridget Fowler email@example.com
Jason Berric Women's Head Coach
Jason is a product of the Winter Park rowing program as both a rower and coach. He rowed at
Winter Park for two years during high school, before attending North Carolina State University where he coached Men’s and Women’s crew for three years. He graduated from NC State in
2005 with a BS in Chemistry. Upon moving back to central Florida, Jason returned to the Winter Park rowing program where he was the Freshman Girls' coach for two seasons. He led the freshman to
the 2008 State Championship title, as well as taking fifth at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
Jason then joined the Lake Brantley Rowing Association staff in 2009, and brought his successes to the girls’ program. In 2011, the Junior 8+ earned the program's first Stotesbury Cup medal and National Championship medal in the 8+, claiming silver at both events. His girls were the 2012 Florida State Scholastic Champions, winning both the Varsity 8+ and Lightweight 8+ titles. In 2013, the Junior 8+ landed on the Stotesbury medals dock once again earning a bronze medal.
In 2014, as the head coach for the entire North Orlando Rowing squad, the girls' varsity 4+ became the first State Champion in program history. The team put eight boats in the finals at Southeast Regionals, with four boats bringing home medals. Of the medalists, the girls' pair went on to finish 7th at the Youth National Championships in Lake Natoma, California.
Since joining the staff at St. Andrew, the women’s team finished 8th at the 2016 Head of the Hooch in the Women’s 8+. He also helped guide SA to their first points trophy in years by sweeping the 8’s at the 2016 Head of the South. The women have qualified both the 4x and 2x for Youth Nationals.
Jake Kazlow - Men's Head Coach
Jake Kazlow began as a distance runner in high school where his team finished first in their region each year that he was on the team. After high school he went to Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Here, while looking for a new sport, he joined the Georgia Tech Crew Team.
After Graduation Jake went to coach at AJRA. During his year with the program, he helped the men’s lightweight 4+ win gold at both Head of the Hooch and at Southeast Regionals. This 4+ also went on to earn a bronze medal at Youth Nationals, the first Nationals medal in AJRA program history.
In the fall of 2016, he became the St. Andrew Men's Head Coach. During his first year with SARC, the men’s lightweight 4+ took silver at Southeast Regionals and became the first SARC men's boat to make it to nationals in five years. At the 2017 Youth Nationals, they went on to finish 6th best in the country.
Andy Thompson - Assistant Men's Coach
Andrew became a member of Saint Andrew Rowing Club in 2005. He left to pursue an education and colligate rowing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Upon returning to the Atlanta area, Andrew was asked to rejoin the men’s squad as an assistant coach. Grateful to be back with the next generation of the team, Andrew is excited to work alongside coaches Kazlow, Bruder and Bratton. Finding success this past spring, he and the men’s staff are looking forward to more team growth and development in the season to come.
Christian Bratton - Sculling/Strength & Conditioning Coach
Baptized on the mean waters of the Schuylkill River, Chris picked up rowing at Roman Catholic High School and Crescent Boat Club. He rowed at The College of the Holy Cross as well. After college, he Coached at Roman Catholic High School and Crescent Boat Club, serving as head coach for a year before entering an early semi-retirement to pursue his nursing career. Off the water, Chris enjoys walking his handsome dog, Apollo, exploring Atlanta and these great United States with his beautiful wife, Kelly, and exercising at Crossfit Grant Street in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood
Kasia Kaufman - Assistant Men's Coach
Kasia Kaufman has been on a rowing team since her freshman year in high school, when she was a coxswain for both the men’s and women’s teams at the Louisville Collegiate School in Louisville, KY. She went on to cox the Varsity Men at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and, after graduating, moved to Atlanta to pursue her PhD in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis at Emory University. After earning her doctorate, Kasia began teaching honors Biology and coaching crew during the winter and spring seasons at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. During the summer and fall, Kasia enjoys coaching the competitive camp and the men’s team at St. Andrew!
Liz Kantak - Assistant Women's Coach
Liz Kantak, an SA alum from the class of 2012, has returned for the 2017 season to assist in the coaching of the women's squad, after joining the coaching staff in the fall of 2016. Liz was recruited to row at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she went on to win the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award in 2013 as a freshman. She has participated in development camps hosted by ARC in Atlanta, as well as Penn AC in Philadelphia on the historic Boathouse Row. With Penn AC, she won gold in the intermediate 4+, bronze in the intermediate 8+, and bronze in the senior 4- at Club Nationals in 2014. As a college senior, Liz received the MVP award from WVU Rowing, as voted on by her teammates. She graduated from WVU in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
Bridget Fowler - Coaches' Liason
Bridget rowed competitively for SARC from 2001 to 2005. In the women's 4+ she went on to win gold at the 2004 Head of the Schuylkill, Head of the Hooch, and at the 2005 Southeast Regionals, and the bronze medal at the 2004 Head of the Charles and the 2005 Youth National Championships. She went on to row at the University of Virginia from 2005 until 2009. While there, UVA won the ACC Championships in 2006, 2007, and 2008, placed 2nd as a team at NCAA’s in 2007 and 4th as a team in 2009.
After graduating, Bridget came back to her home team as the Varsity Women’s Head Coach. Her women took Silver in the 1x and 6th in the 4+ at the 2011 Youth National Championships. Her 2012 team would go on to take 13th in the 4+ and 17th in the 4x at the Youth Championships. Bridget went on to coach at the University of Iowa for the 2012-2013 year, but once again returned to her home team in the fall of 2013.
After serving as an assistant coach since fall of 2014, Bridget has moved into the role of Coaches’ Liaison, where she is excited to have the opportunity to work with both the coaching staff and the SARC board.
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