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Meet Our Coaches & Staff

Ed Golding, Varsity Girls Coach

Ed Golding Varsity Girls Coach

Ed learned to row - after playing basketball, golf, and running cross country in high school - at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 1997. He won medals at the IRA or Eastern Sprints (the Ivy League and Northeast conference rowing championship) his freshman, sophomore, and junior year and was in the Varsity 8 his junior and senior year. He also raced at the 2000 Under 23 World Championships in the United States Men’s 8, garnering a bronze medal.  

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. 

Garrett Martin, Novice Coach

Garrett Martin Novice Coach

Garrett Martin is a Texas native from Richardson. He grew up playing just about every other sport besides rowing, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and more. Garrett attended Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas for high school and spent his time there as a theater techie, student athletic trainer, and basketball team manager. It wasn’t until he found himself at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas that he discovered rowing.  

For the next four years, he spent mornings from 5:30-7: 30 am either in the erg and weight room of Austin Rowing Club or out on the beautiful waters of Lady Bird Lake. Before he knew it, Garrett found himself a part of the club’s leadership, holding two positions throughout his entire collegiate career – Safety Officer and Quartermaster. As Safety Officer, he looked after the teammates’ safety, injury prevention, diet & nutrition education, fitness programs, and more. As Quartermaster, he managed the health, fixing, and replacement of all equipment from the boats themselves to the oars to the cox boxes down to the nuts and bolts of each rigger, foot stretcher, and seat.

 

Garrett helped his club get to their first ever out of state regatta at Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN where the team found themselves in the middle of the pack in every event raced in – a sweet surprise for a tiny club with sparse resources. He even went on to help his team earn medals at SIRAs Collegiate Championships in Oak Ridge, TN and the John Hunter Regatta on the Lake Lanier Olympic Course in Gainesville, GA. But while with St. Edward’s, Garrett’s real success came in the form of coxing. His lanky frame made him stand out from most other coxswains as he stood nearly as tall as his rowers, if not taller. As a coxswain, Garrett helped his team claim plenty of medals in a myriad of regattas. And now as a coach, he relies heavily on his coxswain background to provide each athlete with a safe and great row.

 

Certificates include US Rowing Level I Coach, US Rowing Safesport Athlete Safety Program, and CPR, AED, and First Aid.

Nan Miller Middle School Head Coach

Nan Miller was in line when White Rock Rowing first started offering lessons in 2004.  After spending several lonely years rowing a single out of the Boomerang, Nan joined the Masters competitive team when the Sam Leake Boathouse opened in 2008.  These days, you can find her at the Boathouse most mornings at 6am, working out with her teammates, and then back in the afternoon, passing her love and knowledge of the sport on to the Middle School crew.  Nan continues to compete at the regional and national level in both sweep and sculling events.  Most recently, she sat in the 3 seat of the Women’s 8+ that brought home a gold medal from the Stars and Stripes Regatta in Oklahoma City.  

“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

This is Crispin Reedy’s 3rd year as assistant coach for the middle school program. She learned to row at White Rock from rowing coach Sam Leake, and has been rowing with the White Rock Masters program ever since. 

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

Mae started rowing at Sydney Girls High School in 2000, winning bronze in the 2002 New South Wales Schoolgirl Head of the River (Year 10 4X+), in Australia. She took a short break to concentrate on high school basketball and netball before reconnecting with her passion for rowing at University. Mae completed two Rowing Australia Coxswain workshops in 2006 and 2015, and assisted with learn to row coaching. She rowed with various rowing clubs in Australia as a Masters rower, winning medals for WA4X, WA4-, WA8+, WB4-, and MMAB8+ events. Mae attained a Level 1 (Learn to Row) accreditation with Rowing Australia in 2015.  

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 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.