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MRC takes great pride in finding and hiring the best coaches for our programs. The following are the bios for our current coaching staff.

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Harry Carroll – Head Varsity Girls Coach and Program Director


Harry comes to MRC with past experience in both rowing and coaching, as well as organizational accomplishments. After 4 years of high school rowing and 2 years of collegiate rowing experience, Harry was Bishop Eustace Prep Boys Head Coach and Program Director.  Harry founded, organized and ran the Cooper River Sprint Regattas, and is a Board Member of the NJ Scholastic Rowing Association.

Harry can be reached via email at: 

 

Matt Stoltz - Head Varsity Boys Coach

Matt rowed at Camden Catholic High School where he was the recipient of their Most Valuable Rower and Outstanding Oarsman awards and served as team captain for 3 years.  He rowed at La Salle University as a member of their varsity 8. Matt received his undergraduate degree and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle.  Matt went on to coach at Bishop Eustace Prep as an Assistant Coach, Novice Boys Coach, Varsity Girls Coach and Program Director.  

He can be reached at: varsity.boys.mrc@gmail.com 
 

Rose Cusumano - Novice Boys/Girls Coach

Rose Cusumano rowed locally at Bishop Eustace Prep and went on to row collegiately at Penn State University where she received her degree in secondary education.  She began her coaching career at Bishop Eustance before joining Moorestown Rowing in 2019.  

She can be reached via email at: 

 

Chris DeYoung - Assistant Coach

Chris has coached crews to medals at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, NJ State Championships, Philadelphia City Championships and SRAA National Championships.  While the Men's Assistant Coach at Rutgers University in 2009, his Freshman 8 won the Knecht Cup in addition to multiple dual race victories.  As an Assistant Coach at the University of Michigan, Chris helped to coach several crews that had top place finishes at the Dad Vail Regatta and the IRA National Championships.  Chris has been a teacher and coach for over 15 years.   

 

Brighid Parker - Girls Coxswain Coach

Brighid was a three sport athlete in High School but did not encounter rowing until she walked on to the Division I women's team at Rutgers University.  She rowed in her first year with the novice 8+ but upon some sudden dropouts on the team, switched to coxing midway through the Spring season.  She was the varsity 8+ coxswain her last three years at Rutgers.  She was also the first varsity 8+ coxswain to represent Rutgers at the Big 10 Championship in 2015.

Brighid has also competed in two summer rowing programs, coxing both collegiate mens and womens' teams; Penn AC in 2014 and NYAC in 2015.  She has competed in many different races, at many different courses; notably winning the Men's U23 8+ at Canadian Henley in 2015, as well as finishing top 10 at Head of the Charles two years in a row with the Men's 4+ for New York Athletic Club.

She has been a coxswain coach on and off for a few different high school teams in the past, Bishop Eustace being one, and is excited to work with the Coxswains here at Moorestown!

 

Brandon Burkhardt - Boys Assistant Varsity / Coxswains Coach

Brandon is returning to Moorestown Rowing Club, where he got his start as a rower/coxswain from 2014-2017.  He went on to cox at the University of Michigan as a multi-year Varsity 8 coxswain and served as Team Vice President and Preseident.  While at Michigan, Brandon was a 4-time ACRA National Champion, led crews to numerous medals, and was a 1st Team All-American coxswain, among other achievments.  He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2021 with a BA in History and will be pursuing a career in law in 2022.  The 2021-2022 season will be the first with the club as a coach.  

 

James "Jimmy" Black

Jimmy is a multi-sport athlete enjoying rowing, surfing, skateboarding, football, rugby and swimming.  He attended Wagner College and San Diego State University where he rowed coming from football.  He is a Husband, Father, Nurse, and US Air Force Reservist.  He is eager to share with the kids of MRC of being in the "stoke".