Costel has been racing, coaching and managing in the world of rowing for the last 30 years. After racing in the 2000 Olympics with the Romanian National Team, Costel started his coaching career with the Romanian U23 Development Team. Costel’s background also includes being the Girls’ Head Coach at the Covenant of Sacred Heart, and the Girls’ Head Coach and Rowing Director at the Saugatuck Rowing Club. For the last five years Costel held the position of Executive Director at the Saugatuck Rowing Club, where he was responsible for all facets of operation on and off the water.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2008. Stephanie began her coaching career with volunteering as assistant coach for her high school swim team. From there she moved onto rowing and has coached numerous programs from middle school learn to row to high school varsity. She has also traveled with an international team building company using rowing as their team building platform as far as Singapore. Stephanie is also a NSCA strength and conditioning specialist and has been setting up training plans and personal training individuals since 2008. Stephanie still competes today, not only in rowing but open water swimming and triathlons.
Luke graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Computer Science in May of 2015. He was a member of the varsity rowing team for four years, and received MVP and Coaches Award his Freshman and Senior Years. Additionally, he set the school record for the 6 kilometer ergometer test. Luke has medaled at the MAAC Championships, as well as at the Head of the Housatonic. He continues to row and compete today. Luke has four years of club coaching experience, working with master’s rowers, high school racing teams, and middle school development programs.
Doug began rowing in high school on Long Island and went on to win the NY State Championships in the Single and double Sculls before attending Rutgers University. While in college Doug rowed bow in Rutgers first IRA National Championship boat. After college living in Atlanta, Doug was the Southeast Regional Champion in both the Single and Double Sculls. Doug also attended two National Team Camps. Doug won two Gold Medals representing the United States in the Maccabiah Games.
Dylan started rowing in 2004 and has coached for almost 2 years. Dylan rowed at Salisbury school in Northwestern Connecticut and from there he went on to row at Hobart College on the division 1 circuit placing gold at the NIRC and competing at the IRA.