Ed Golding Juniors Head Coach
After college Ed trained with Vesper Boat Club and went to US National Team Trials in 2002. As an athlete he has medaled at the previously mentioned races as well as Canadian Henley, USRowing’s Elite National Championships, and the Head of the Charles.
Ed started coaching at his alma mater in 2003 and has since coached at Princeton University, Columbia University, The University of Pennsylvania, and The Florida Institute of Technology. At Wisconsin, Ed coached the 3rd Varsity 8 that won Eastern Sprints in 2006 and was responsible for Wisconsin’s 2-, 4-, and Open 4+ that medaled at the 2006 IRA National Championships. Ed coached the Freshmen Lightweights at Columbia and led them to a silver medal and Columbia Rowing “Crew of the Year” honor in 2011. At the University of Pennsylvania, he coached the freshmen heavyweights to grand finals at both Eastern Sprints (5th overall) and the IRA National Championship (6th overall) in 2013. Most recently, Ed has helped Florida Tech win in the 1st and 2nd Varsity at the 2016 Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (SIRA) Championships, the 2nd Varsity 8 to a silver medal at the 2016 Dad Vails, and consecutive Men’s Varsity 8 Gold Medals at the 2015 and 2016 Dad Vail Regattas (an event they had not won since 1987).
Ed graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2002 and he is currently pursuing an MBA in Accounting and Finance.
Ed is excited to be in Dallas, where the sport of rowing has really taken hold and is growing at a rapid rate. He is also excited to be in such a great facility as the Sam Leake Boathouse and associated with White Rock Rowing.
Sebastian Peter Varsity Boys Coach
Sebastian has also won the 2012 US Collegiate National Championship in the Men’s Varsity 8 (while setting a collegiate record that still stands) in his sophomore year at the University of Washington. Sebastian was a dean’s list student at Washington and currently works in the Dallas area.
Sebastian started coaching at White Rock in the spring of 2016 and his personal vision for WRR is to develop a successful program that is known state-wide and contends at the Youth National regatta every year in several boats. WRR should become the place where everybody in the neighborhood can go to work out, be part of a team and a community that wants to make a difference in peoples' lives.
Alex Wells Novice Boys Coach & Masters Head Coach
Meaghan Breshnahan Novice Girls Coach
Meaghan was recruited by Georgetown University in Washington, DC. There, she raced in the 1st Freshman 8+ and, subsequently, the 2nd Varsity 8+ and the 1st Varsity 4+ for the remaining three years.Meaghan was on the Patriot League Women’s Rowing Academic Honor Roll, and was a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete for Division I in 2013 – 2015.
She trained and raced in 1x and 2x most summers, attending camps in NJ and DC, as well as Craftsbury Sculling Center in VT and a U23 development camp in NY.
Meaghan has known she wanted to coach rowing since her sophomore year of high school. As a result, she was one of three student-athletes at Georgetown chosen to attend the 2014 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. She coached sculling and sweeping at DC’s Thompson Boat Center during the summer of 2014. Meaghan graduated in May 2015, and moved to Dallas in October 2015 to accept a job in the Drinking Water Section of the Environmental Protection Agency. She started coaching at White Rock Rowing in January 2016.
Nan Miller Middle School Head Coach
“The discipline, body awareness and absolute need to function as a team, are all things these kids will carry to other areas in their lives. We get goofy and have tons of fun, but at the end of the day our Middle School crew is sweaty, hungry and throwing down rowing jargon like those Boys in the Boat,” says Nan, in reference to the bestseller soon-to-be movie.
When Nan isn’t rowing, or thinking about rowing, she’s managing her bookkeeping business and enjoying life in Casa Linda Estates, where she and her husband, John, have lived with their two daughters for the past 23 years.
Nan’s coaching certifications include:
US Rowing Level II Coach
US Rowing SafeSport Athlete Safety Program
CPR/AED & First Aid
Texas Parks and Wildlife Safe Boating
Crispin Reedy Middle School Assistant Coach
She has competed and medaled in the 2x, 4x, and 8+ at regattas throughout the region. She also recently completed her first triathlon, and is a longtime yoga practitioner. When not hanging out at White Rock she works in User Experience Design and speaks on various technology and design topics at conferences around the country. She is certified in CPR/AED/First Aid, SafeSport, and Boating Safety and is currently working on her Coaching Level II certification.
Mae Soliva-Bell Middle School Assistant Coach
She then moved to Texas with her husband Chris in 2016 and has rowed with White Rock Rowing since, winning medals with the Women’s Masters 8+ crew. She assists Coach Nan and Coach Crispin with Middle School rowers, and looks forward to continuing to row and coach with White Rock Rowing until she moves back to Australia in 2019.
Mary Condon Adaptive and Veterans Head Coach
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.
Mary is also a Physical Therapist and has practiced for over 20 years specializing in outpatient orthopedics.
Sherrie Johnson Strength and Fitness Coach
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
Since graduating from Texas A&M in 2009, Cate has supplemented her formal education on many occasions through shadowing physical therapists.