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STA HEAD COACH – TED HALEY

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Ted started rowing in 1983 at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY. In 1985, as a high school junior, his boat won the Junior 4+ titles at both the U.S. Scholastic Nationals and the Canadian Scholastic Nationals. In his senior year, his 4+ boat finished first at the U.S. Scholastic Nationals and third at the Canadian Scholastic Nationals. That same year, his boat represented the USA as the Junior National 4-. In 2006 Ted was inducted into the Canisius High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 1988 and again in 1989, during his sophomore and junior years at Georgetown University, his Varsity Lightweight 8+ placed first at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta. In 1989, he was named MVP of his Lightweight team. That summer, he rowed for the West Side Rowing Club in an Intermediate Lightweight 8+ boat that finished first at the Canadian Henley. He was captain of Georgetown’s crew team in his senior year.

 

Ted has been St. Alban's Head Coach since the team was started in 1993.  2011 was an exceptional year for the St. Albans crews. The Senior 8 won the Stotesbury Cup and the 2nd and Freshman 8’s got silver medals at that regatta.  2017 was also a special season as Coach Haley guided the first ever St. Albans crew to compete at the Royal Henley Regatta in the Princess Elizabeth Cup.  Coach Haley has been named All-Met Coach of the Year by the Washington Post in 1997, 2007, 2010 and 2011.

In addition to coaching at St. Albans, Coach Haley has worked at the well-known Craftsbury Sculling Center. He has also coached many summers at Thompson’s Boat Club, where his Boys’ Junior 8+ boats have won three U. S. Rowing Nationals titles, in 1999, 2002 and 2005.

Ted works as a Lower School guidance counselor, Lower School hockey coach and teacher at St. Albans. He lives in Arlington with his wife and two daughters.

NCS HEAD COACH - JUDITH VOGEL

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Judith joins NCS as the Head Coach while also leading the DC High Performance Group, which she started in mid-2022, and after leading the High Performance Programs at Potomac Boat Club and Riverside Boat Club. She served as the assistant coach in the 2022-2023 season for NCS. 

From 2019-2022 Judith lead the High Performance Program at Potomac Boat Club. During her time leading the program, four athletes qualified for the World Championships and she was selected to run the USA W8+ and W4- selection camp for the 2021 World Championships (prior to event cancellation). She also directed the U23 and Junior seasonal programs that emphasized comprehensive athlete development in small boats. Judith served as a volunteer assistant coach for the GW Women's Program from 2020-2022. 

From 2010-2018 Judith lead the co-ed High Performance Group (2016-2018) and assistant coached the High Performance Groups (2010-2012 Men's Program, 2012-2015 Women's Program) at Riverside Boat Club. She coached four boats at the World Championships (2015, 2016, 2017), two boats at the U23 World Championships (2011, 2016), five crews at World Cups (2017, 2018), and an additional nine program athletes achieved National Team berths. She also coached the summer U23 Lightweight Men's program at Vesper Boat Club in 2012.  

 

Prior to her move to Boston, Judith assistant coached Huron Highschool in Ann Arbor, MI from 2009-2010. In the summer of 2009 she served as Head RA and assistant coach for a USRowing Junior B Development Camp at Connecticut College. From 2007-2009 Judith coached the novice program at Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, PA. 

 

Judith studied psychology and biology at Carnegie Mellon University, where she rowed for four years and started coaching juniors in her sophomore year. She won a bronze medal in the W2- at the Dad Vail Regatta in 2009. She was a part of the inaugural class of the Institue for Rowing Leadership (2012) in Boston, MA where she earned a certificate in Rowing Leadership. She is currently working on a Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. 

STA FRESHMAN COACH - TOM COSGROVE

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Tom began his coaching career in the fall of 2009 at Gonzaga College High School where he coached for 7 years.  This included being a member of the coaching staff during the record-tying streak of 5-straight Men’s Varsity Eight Stotesbury Cup Regatta wins and two trips to the Henley Royal Regatta in England.  During his last three seasons at Gonzaga, Tom primarily worked with the freshman program including two years as the head coach.  Tom then transitioned to Georgetown to coach part-time with the lightweight men’s team, focusing primarily on the third varsity eight and novice rower development.  

Tom then moved to Walt Whitman High School for the 2017-2018 season where he coached the freshmen boys.  His boat achieved a program-best third place finish at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Tom also started coaching for TBC Racing, a local club team, in the summer of 2018.  Tom joined the St. Albans staff in 2018 as an assistant coach for winter training and also the Head Freshman Coach in the spring.  In his first year as head coach of the freshmen team, his boat placed third at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

Tom rowed 3 years in high school, earning a silver medal at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the Second Eight his senior year. That year, his boat was also named Washington Post All-Met. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2009, where he received a degree in economics. He was a member of the Varsity Men’s Basketball team and served as a team captain his senior year. In addition to coaching rowing, Tom works for the Food Marketing Institute in Arlington, VA right behind National Airport and enjoys his office’s view of the river.

NCS ASSISTANT COACH - ERIN FARRELL

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Erin is a current student-athlete at Georgetown University as the varsity coxswain on the Heavyweight Men’s Rowing team. She is finishing her final year, pursuing a BA in History and Sociology, expecting to graduate in May 2024. Her coxing career began at the Taft School in Watertown, CT where she captained the girls’ team and decided to pursue coxing at Division I level. Her sophomore year at Georgetown, Erin took home a Bronze Medal in the 4+ Event at the 2022 IRA National Championships. Following that, she sat in the Varsity 8+ for every competition of her junior year. In the spring, she led the 1V8+ to climb from 22nd in March to 12th in the nation after the EARC conference in May, setting a program record and qualifying the Varsity 8+ for the IRA National Championships for the first time in a decade. After college, Erin plans to pursue a career in teaching and continue to coach youth rowing.

NCS ASSISTANT COACH- STEPHEN HOSKINS

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Stephen joins us after spending the past three years coaching at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. During the 2022-2023 season, as a Varsity Assistant Coach, Stephen helped lead the team to a WMIRA Championship in the 8+’s and 4+’s events, winning every Varsity event entered. That same season the V8 placed 2nd at Stotesbury and 4th at SRAA’s, with the 2V also finishing 2nd at Stotesbury, and 2nd at SRAA’s.  The Junior 8+ finished 3rd at Stotesbury, 4th at SRAA’s. During the 2021-2022 season, he coached the 3V 8+ to a WMIRA championship, 2nd place at Stotesbury, and 2nd at SRAA’s. In his first year at Gonzaga, Stephen spent the 2020-2021 season assisting the Head Freshman Coach with introducing and training new athletes in the sport of rowing.

Prior to his time at Gonzaga, Stephen was an Assistant Coach and Director of Operations at Syracuse University from 2018 - 2020.  While there, during the 2018-2019 season, he 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 as a team. The 2020 spring season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

Stephen began his coaching career in the fall of 2015 as an assistant coach at Jackson-Reed High School in Washington, D.C., working with the novices before moving over to coach at the collegiate level with George Washington University in the spring of 2016. That spring, he coached the GW fourth varsity eight to a sixth-place finish at Eastern Sprints. In 2017 and 2018 Stephen helped lead the third varsity eight to a 12th place finish at Eastern Sprints, and a 15th place finish at the 2017 IRA National Championship. During the summer of 2017 Stephen served as an assistant coach for the U17 Junior National Team camp in Sarasota, Florida.

 

Stephen was a four-year rower at Syracuse University where he graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering in 2015.  He currently works as a Project Manager at Pepco where he helps keep the lights on in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

NCS ASSISTANT COACH - CLINTON HOUGH

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Dr. Clinton Hough, a teacher at National Cathedral School, brings eighteen years of experience from both public and independent schools to the NCS crew team. A graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, he later earned his doctorate in American History from Florida International University. Clint, a lifelong sailor, started sailing competitively at age 7 through his time at The Citadel, and continues racing today. Prior to his education career, he gained valuable experience in the marine industry and earned a commercial captain's license. Coaching has been integral to Clint's work with students in and out of the classroom, including national champion and Olympic sailors. Excited about joining the crew team, he looks forward to sharing his passion for everything water related.

STA ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH- GRACE LIBBEN

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Grace began rowing her freshman year of college at The Ohio State University. During her time at OSU, she won two Big Ten Team Championships and helped the team to two second place finishes. She helped the 1V8 finish 6th in 2019 and 7th in 2021 at the NCAA Championships. Grace was a five time scholar athlete, Academic All-Big Ten, and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar during her time as a Buckeye. Grace graduated with a degree in Public Health in 2020. She returned for the 2021 season and began a master's degree in Public Health. Currently, Grace is training with the DC High Performance group with aspirations to make the U.S. National Team. She began coaching for St. Albans in 2021, where she also works full time in the nurse's office.

NCS ASSISTANT COACH - JESSICA PANFIL

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Jessica began rowing as a ninth grader in high school and fell in love with crew.  As a member of the Varsity 8 her senior year, she stroked Yorktown High School to a Virginia State Championship in 1988. Jessica was selected to row for the Junior National Team and competed at World Championships in Milan, Italy the same year.  She continued to row at Columbia University.  For the past 10 years, she has supported and cheered on her two daughters who rowed for Washington-Liberty and Wakefield High Schools in Arlington. Both went on to row collegiately.  With over two decades of experience in education, Jessica is excited to be supporting the National Cathedral School’s crew team as an assistant coach. 

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