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Meet Our Coaches & Staff

David Fisher, Executive Director/Coach

David Fisher Executive Director/Coach

David Fisher (Coach Fish) was the Director of Rowing for Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. During his twelve years at Pine Crest, he was an integral part of their growth from a team of 50 high school student-athletes to more than 180 student-athletes ranging in age from 5th grade - 12th grade, making it the largest team on a campus. During the 2015 season, Pine Crest achieved their highest point total at the Florida Scholastic Rowing State Championships regatta when compared to the previous ten years.  

Pine Crest crews went on to successfully compete at the local and national levels while more than 50 student-athletes went on to compete at the collegiate level.
 
As the Executive Director for White Rock, David brings experience coaching both sweep and scull for all age groups, fleet management, program generation, and a commitment to assist with the growth of the sport of rowing in the Dallas area.  Anyone who is interested in joining White Rock as a beginner or experienced athlete should contact Coach Fish for more information and a tour of the boathouse.   



Luis Prado, Technical Advisor and Women's Varsity and Novice Coach

Luis Prado Technical Advisor and Women's Varsity and Novice Coach

Luis Prado started coaching at White Rock in the spring of 2018. He served as the Technical Director for Club España in Mexico City 2008 -2015 leading the development of diverse programs from middle school through high school. In addition, he helped advance their high-performance rowing program, sending crews to the Beijing and London Olympic games.  

Luis was a member of the Mexican National Team from ’89 until 2003 and rowed for the Mexican Navy from 1987 to 1999 (served ’90 – ’00). He began competing internationally as a youth on the Mexican Junior National Team ’89-’92 winning Gold in the JM4- and Silver in the JM8+ ‘90 “Copa Cuba 26 de Julio”, In ’91 he raced at USROWING Club Nationals placing 2nd in the JM4X. In ‘92 he won Gold in the JM4x and JM2x at the Junior World Cup in Mexico City.

He placed 10that the World Rowing Championships in Cologne Germany in ’98 in the M2- and placed Silver at USROWING Club Nationals on the ML4- against top US Olympic Crews.

He won silver at the Pan Am Championships in the LM4-in ’99. Luis is a multiple Central American Games Champion, winning Silver in the LM2x and LM4x in ’93, Gold in the LM2-, and LM4- in ’98, and Gold in the 8+, LM2-, and Silver in the LM4- in ’02. In 2017 he placed 3rdin the M1x at Head of the Hooch, in Chattanooga, and is a two time Texas State Champion in the M1x and M4x in ’18, and in the M1x and M2x in ’17. He has medaled at every regional regatta in multiple boat classes since he moved to Texas. Luis and his daughter Sam Prado have raced together for WRR placing 1st at Head of the Colorado in the parent-child 2x. He will be competing at Masters World Championships this Sept in Sarasota Florida in multiple events.

Luis will be overseeing the development of the technical training for the juniors program and coaching the varsity and novice women. In addition, he will manage the fleet at the boathouse. 

 

 

Cait Dunn, Varsity Coach

Cait Dunn Varsity Coach

Cait Dunn joined the White Rock Rowing Team in the summer of 2018 after serving as the head rowing coach at The Episcopal School of Dallas for six years. Dunn lead ESD to 13 Texas State Championship titles, 14 Central Youth Regional Championship titles, ten medals at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta (the country’s oldest and largest high school regatta), and took 13 boats to the USRowing Youth National Championship Regatta. 

 

While at ESD, she also sent five rowers to the US Junior National Team’s Development Camp.

Throughout the last seven years as head coach at Ursuline in 2011, and ESD 2012- 2018, Dunn coached numerous student-athletes who continued to row for collegiate programs throughout the country.

Dunn is a 2007 graduate of The Episcopal School of Dallas and a 2011 graduate of Temple
University. As a member of The Episcopal School of Dallas’ Rowing Team, Dunn claimed one Texas State Championship title, a second place finish at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and a sixth-place finish at the USRowing Youth National Championship Regatta. During her four years on Temple University’s rowing team, Dunn leads the second varsity eight to a first-place finish at the Keuper Cup Regatta, Braxton Memorial Regatta, and Tampa Mayor’s Cup Regatta. She also earned the Athletic 10 Conference Honor Roll all four years, was named a member of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Academic All-Area Team in 2010 and received the Temple University Trustee 10 Award, which is given to the ten athletes at Temple with the highest GPAs. She graduated from the Honors Program at Temple with a degree in communications and a minor in both business and Spanish.

Born and raised in Dallas, Dunn is a Level II USRowing Certified Coach and holds a Personal Training Certification and Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Claire Thomas, Varsity Women's Coach

Claire Thomas Varsity Women's Coach

Claire joined White Rock as an assistant coach in the Spring of 2018. She started her rowing career in middle school as a coxswain for Pittsford Crew in upstate New York. She coxed in many races and at several prestigious regattas including The Head of the Schuylkill, The Royal Canadian Henley, and the Head of the Charles. After high school, she attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and decided to transition to rowing.  

She earned a seat in the nationally ranked 1V that took 5th and 7th place in the Collegiate Women’s Eights Division of the 52nd and 53rd Head of the Charles Regattas. In 2017 that same 1V won the Liberty League Championship and earned RIT their first-ever invitation to participate in the NCAA Rowing Championship at Mercer Lake, NJ. Claire and her boatmates in the 1V advanced to the grand final and placed 5th overall. The varsity eight was awarded the Liberty League Crew of the Year and Claire was named to the All-Liberty League Rowing Team. In addition, she was also selected as a 2017 CRCA (Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association) scholar-athlete. She is passionate about the sport of rowing and is excited to be working with the White Rock community.

Emma Jenevein, Assistant Coach

Emma Jenevein Assistant Coach

Emma Jenevein joined the White Rock Rowing Team as an assistant coach in the fall of 2018. A graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas, she rowed during all four years of high school and served as crew captain her senior year. During her high school career, Emma qualified for Nationals three times:  

placing sixth in the Women’s Junior Lightweight 2x B Final (2013), first in the Women’s Junior Lightweight 2x B Final (2014), and fifth in the Women’s Youth 1x B Final (2015). She has competed in several prestigious regattas including the Stotesbury Cup Regatta where she came in first in the Girls Senior Single event (2015). Emma has also trained at the Junior National Team Development Camp. She has experience rowing at the University of Virginia, winning first in the Women’s Varsity Double event at SIRA Regatta and third in the Women’s Pair at the Dad Vail Regatta. Emma is a junior at Southern Methodist University, double-majoring in English and Public Policy. When she isn’t rowing, working, or studying, she enjoys hiking, learning to play the ukulele, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and trying to resist spending her entire paycheck at Half Price Books. Emma looks forward to working with the White Rock community and is excited to be back on home turf.

Emily Jaggers, Middle School Coach

Emily Jaggers Middle School Coach

I rowed for four years with the Episcopal School of Dallas, spending my senior year as manager of the team during which I primarily worked with novices. I spent my first year of college at the College of William and Mary, but am currently taking a gap year to transfer schools so I can study 

wildlife biology and creative writing. After college, I want to go into wildlife rehabilitation because I’ve always had a love for animals and encouraging growth. In addition to rowing and working with animals, I’m also passionate about playing music, rock climbing, and photography.

Mary Condon, Adaptive and Veterans Head Coach

Mary Condon Adaptive and Veterans Head Coach

Mary Condon started the White Rock Adaptive Rowing group in 2012 and along with many volunteers has had the pleasure of coaching athletes who have a physical challenge. Men and women who may have MS, an amputation, a spinal cord injury for example are just a few of their challenges. They find rowing to be a sport that adapts the equipment to them so they can row like any other rower---for fitness or competition! 

Mary is a U.S. Rowing Level 2 Coach, certified in CPR, Boating Safety. She is a certified Medical Classifier for adaptive rowers who will be competing in the U.S. She coaches a girls High School novice crew in Dallas and continues to compete as a Master level rower both in regional and national regattas. For more information contact Mary Condon at marycondon@whiterockrowing.org

Mary is also a Physical Therapist and has practiced for over 20 years specializing in outpatient orthopedics.

Sherrie Johnson, Strength and Fitness Coach

Sherrie Johnson Strength and Fitness Coach

Sherrie is passionate about quality movement, strength, power, and energy system development.  Sherrie's most recent role as a strength & conditioning coach was with Women’s Alpine for the US Ski Team.  Through individual consulting and co-owning a private training facility, Sherrie has worked with athletes and clients of a broad range of fitness levels, goal, interests, and injuries.  

She also recently worked for an Austrian sport technology startup, developing web and mobile tools to uniquely meet the needs of elite sport coaches and athletes. 

Sherrie is currently in the full-time MBA at the SMU Cox School of Business.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.  

Cate DeSutter Strength and Fitness Coach

Cate's passion lies in restoring authentic movement.  Prior to moving to Dallas, Cate worked as a consultant with professional Alpine skiers, designing strength & conditioning programs and helping athletes return to competition (and get out-of pain) following rehab.  In 2013-2014, Cate was part of the athletic performance team at the University of Portland. During her internship there, she assisted in strength and conditioning coaching of rowing, track and field, volleyball, and women’s basketball. Her project was to streamline the department’s corrective exercise approach for mobility and stability asymmetries and deficiencies.   

Since graduating from Texas A&M in 2009, Cate has supplemented her formal education on many occasions through shadowing physical therapists.