Andy joined the Gonzaga coaching staff as JV assistant in the fall of 2016. He was promoted to head varsity coach in the summer of 2017, when long-time head coach Marc Mandel accepted a coaching position at Williams College. Hometown: Arlington, VA
Playing Experience: W-L High School, Arlington, VA, Rowing 1975-76, Yale Lightweight Crew 1976-80.
Coaching Experience: Yale Freshman Lightweights 1980-81, Yorktown HS, 2006-2012, St Albans School, 2014-16, Gonzaga College HS 2016 to Present. Selected Washington Post All-Met Boys Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2018.
College Education: Yale University BA, UPenn MBA, George Washington MA
Thoughts on Coaching at Gonzaga: "One of the great treasures of my life. Wonderful school. Great athletes. Supportive families."
Fun Fact: US Naval Flight Officer 1984-91. Coach Bachas is an investment banker and today runs a commercial real estate business.
Bobby Brown ‘04, Assistant Varsity Coach
Hometown: McLean, VA
Playing Experience: Coach Brown was a coxswain for four years at Gonzaga, 2004 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection. He went on to Boston College where he coxed for all 4 years, graduating in 2008. Bobby coxed the Collegiate Four+ to a bronze medal at the Head of the Charles Regatta and won the New England Fours Championship.
Coaching Experience: Coach Brown has coached at Gonzaga since fall 2008. He was the head freshmen coach 2011-2014 where he won four straight WMIRA Freshmen Championships. Varsity assistant since Fall 2014. One highlight among many would be the 2019 victory in the Junior 8+ event at the Stotesbury Cup, a program first for Gonzaga.
On Coaching at Gonzaga: "I absolutely love and believe in Gonzaga. It is hard to properly articulate how special Gonzaga is and the profound impact the school and community have had on me since I showed up on Eye Street - wouldn't want to coach anywhere else."
Paul Holland, Assistant Varsity Coach
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Playing Experience: Member of Oxford University Boat Club, 2003-2004, Princeton Heavyweight Crew, 1997-2001, and rowed at Washington-Lee High School.
Coaching Experience: Coach Holland has been a Gonzaga, Assistant Coach since 2017. He was a Varsity Girls Assistant (2003-2006) Coach and Head (2007-2009) Coach at Washington Lee High School.
College Education: Princeton University, 2001, A.B. in History
Thoughts on Coaching at Gonzaga: "I love to see the hard work and dedication of our athletes translate into success both on and off the water."
Fun Fact: As a Princeton heavyweight, Paul was a two-time EARC Sprint Champion and an IRA Bronze Medalist. His Princeton Varsity 8 was a finalist in the 2001 "Ladies Challenge Plate" competition at the Henley Royal Regatta. Paul rowed in the final of Henley in 2004 (Men's Student Coxed Four) with Oxford University and the semifinals in 2010 (Thames Challenge Cup) with Potomac Boat Club.
Stephen Hoskins, Assistant Varsity Head Coach
Coach Hoskins enters his 2nd year of Coaching Gonzaga Crew
Hometown: Conklin, New York
Playing Experience: Coach Hoskins was a collegiate rower all four years at Syracuse University
Coaching Experience: Stephen joins us after spending two years as an assistant coach at Syracuse University from 2018 to 2020. In 2019 Stephen helped lead the Orange third varsity eight to a 4th place finish at Eastern Sprints and a 9th place finish at the IRA National Championship, while helping the program to a 9th place finish overall. Prior to his coaching stint at Syracuse, Stephen served as an assistant coach at George Washington University from 2016 to 2018. There he assisted in training, race preparation and team operations for the Colonials' men's rowing program. During the summer of 2017 Stephen served as an assistant coach for the U17 Junior National Team camp in Sarasota, Florida where he helped identify and develop potential future national team athletes through a training camp environment that culminated with racing at the USRowing National Championships. Stephen began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., working with the novices in 2015 before moving over to assist with George Washington in the spring of 2016.
College Education: B.S. Civil Engineering, Syracuse University
Jack Kiyonaga '17, Assistant Varsity Crew Coach
Coach Kiyonaga is back as an Alumni Service Corp member after graduating in 2017.
Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Playing Experience: Coach Kiyonaga rowed at Gonzaga, the University of Pennsylvania, and Potomac Boat Club. As such, he won gold at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta and Scholastic National Championship, and medaled at Eastern Sprints, the Intercollegiate Rowing Championships, and US Club Nationals.
College Education: BA, English, University of Pennsylvania (UPENN)
Thoughts On Coaching at Gonzaga: "Coaching at Gonzaga is a truly special experience. It's an intersection of physicality and faith, suffused with the personality of the boys, the school and the program history. More than anything though, it's a lot of fun."
Tom Daley, Head Freshman Coach
Coach Daley joined the Gonzaga coaching staff five years ago as an Assistant Freshman Coach.
Playing Career: Coach Daley began his rowing career at Philadelphia's Father Judge High School and went on to row at Temple University. He is a longtime masters rower, currently rowing for the Capital Rowing Club.
Coaching Experience: In his third year as head of the Gonzaga Freshman program in 2019, Tom’s Freshman 8 and Novice 8 won the WMIRA Championship. The Freshman 8 went on to make the finals of both Stotesbury and SRAA Nationals for the second year in a row, a Gonzaga first. Over the last three years, Tom has sent more Freshman athletes on to the Varsity per year than any prior Freshman coach.
College Education: Temple University
Off the Water: Tom does contract investigative work, having recently retired after a 32-year career in law enforcement. He and his wife, Claudia, live in Falls Church, Virginia with their three children, including Patrick ’11 who rowed at Gonzaga.
John Meehan, Assistant Freshman Coach
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Playing Experience: Coach Meehan rowed for three years in high school and has taken part in Masters rowing for 40 years
Coaching Experience: Coach Meehan has been Head Coach at WT Woodson HS (1989-94), Girls Varsity Woodbridge HS (1994-2016), Novice Boys Robinson HS (2016-18), and Varsity Boys Oakton HS (2018-21)
College Education: B.S. Biology, Virginia Tech 1971
Dan Voigtsberger, Head Freshman Coach
Playing Experience: Coach Voigtsberger is a 2011 graduate of Wakefield where he played football, rowed, and ran track. He attended Old Dominion University where he rowed and worked in the automotive industry until he came home to work for the family HVAC business.
Coaching Experience: Daniel Voigtsberger coached the Varsity Men at Wakefield HS from 2015-2019, helping the team grow in size and competitiveness, leading the Warriors to nine VASRA/VA State medals and their first ever wins over Arlington rivals W-L and Yorktown in 2018. Daniel also coaches adaptive rowing, serving veterans and people with physical or intellectual disabilities at all levels of abilities. In 2018, he led one athlete, Hallie Smith, to a bronze medal in the WPR1 single at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria.
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