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Coaching Staff

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.

Squad Role Coach's Name Primary Contact
Women's Program Head Coach Jason Berric
Women's Program Asst. Coach Erin Hayes
Women's Program Asst. Coach Liz Rob
Men's Program Head Coach Bridget Fowler
Men's Program Asst. Coach Estelle Haas
Intro. Program Head Coach Debbie Parker
Intro. Program Asst. Coach Kenzie Fisher
Intro. Program Asst. Coach Sam Childs
Intro. Program Asst. Coach Sarah Cronin

meet the COACHes

St. Andrew Rowing Club Women's Coaching Staff

Coach Jason Berric - Women's Head Coach

Coach Jason Berric - SA Women's Head Coach

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, before attending North Carolina State University where he coached Men’s and Women’s crew for three years. Upon moving back to 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 and finished fifth at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. 

Jason joined Lake Brantley Rowing Association 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. His girls were the 2012 Florida State Scholastic Champions, winning the Varsity 8+ and Lightweight 8+ titles. In 2013, the Junior 8+ earned a bronze medal at Stotesbury.

In 2014, as the head coach for the North Orlando Rowing squad, the girls' varsity 4+ became the first State Champion in program history. Four boats medaled at Southeast Regionals, with the girls’ pair finishing 7th at Youth Nationals.

Since joining the staff at St. Andrew in Fall 2014, the women have qualified a 4x in 2015, a 2x in 2016, and the Varsity 8+ in 2018 and 2019 for Youth Nationals. Additionally, he helped guide SA to an all-time team best at the 2018 Head of the Hooch, where SA took home the points trophy. At Hooch, the women had an all-time highest finish in the Women’s 8+, taking silver, won the Women’s 4+ for the first time since 2004, finished 3rd in the Women’s Light 8+, and won the Women’s Light 4+.

Coach Erin Hayes, a SARC alum, began coaching the women’s team in Fall 2018, working primarily with the Novice Women. Erin was a rower and coxswain for SARC from 2008-2014, where she raced in the Varsity 4+ at Youth Nationals in 2012. Afterward, she spent four years as a coxswain at the University of Alabama, Roll Tide! At UA, Erin was a member of one of the first boats in program history to receive a medal at the Big 12 Conference Championships, was a 4-time member of the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll, and gained racing experience across the country. In addition to coaching, Erin is also a preschool teacher.

St. Andrew Rowing Club Men's Coaching Staff

Coach Bridget Fowler - SA Men's Head Coach

Coach Bridget rowed for SARC from 2001-2005, before heading to the University of Virginia. While at SA, she won 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 in the Women’s 4+. While at UVA, Virginia 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 SA 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 SA in the fall of 2013. 

After serving as an assistant coach since fall of 2014, Bridget moved into the role of Coaches’ Liaison fall of 2017, where she served as an intermediary between coaches, the board, and parents. 

Coach Estelle rowed for SARC from 2011-2014, where she rowed for both Coach Bridget and Coach Jason and was in Coach Jason’s inaugural Varsity 8+ her senior year. After graduating, she rowed for a year at Xavier University before returning to the Atlanta area. Since her return, Estelle has coached Learn to Row over the summer and started coaching for the Intro program in the fall of 2016. This year she’ll be helping to coach the Men.