Head Coach - Kirk Lang
Coach Lang began rowing at Mt. Lebanon Senior High School in Pittsburgh, PA as a heavy-weight varsity rower and men’s team captain. Following high school he rowed at Duquesne University for 4 years on the Varsity team. His freshman year, he rowed bow in the Men’s Pair 2- that earned the first Dad Vail Regatta (largest intercollegiate regatta in the U.S.) medal for Duquesne. He also rowed while studying aboard at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland where he attended regatta’s throughout the United Kingdom.
During graduate school, Coach Lang first served as a coach for several area Pittsburgh High schools. His collegiate coaching experience includes 3 years at Duquesne University; 2 years as a Novice/JV coach and 1 year as the Men’s Head coach. He is a former member of Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA) and currently holds a Level 1 USRowing certification. Coach Lang has a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry and a M.S. in Biotechnology.
Coach – Tim Marcovy
Coach Marcovy has coached WRRA sculling and sweep rowing since 1995. He also coached Case Crew from 1993 till 1996 and from 2002 until 2008 and was one of the five founders of theWestern Reserve Rowing Association. He was an assistant coach at St. Ignatius for three years. He has competed as a rower and a sculler at Columbia University 1970 – 1972, and for the WRRA since 1989 in over 180 regattas, including 8 Masters’ Nationals Regattas and 13 Head of the Charles regattas. His daughter is a former high school rower and former rowing coach. His son, an IRA medal-winning oarsman for Columbia University and 2008 Boat Race winner for Oxford University, as well as an adult and junior rowing coach for WRRA and many other CRF programs.
Coach – Bob Gannon
Coach Gannon began rowing with SRL the mid 1990′s. He learned to scull soon after, competing for several years in doubles. In addition he has competed in a variety of sweep boats in several dozen regettas over the years including the Head of the Charles several times. He mainly sculls but sweeps as opportunities arise. He has even coxed a number of times and at 6’1″ it is a good laugh watching him get in and even a bigger laugh getting out. Is an assistant coach with CWRU. Is also coach SRL and Cleveland Collegiate. Is am a member of the Sculliong Committee, a volunteer with the Sculling Buddy program, and is working on a collegiate sculling in conjunction with the Cleveland Collegiate group.