Coach, Competitive Masters Rowing Team - Open

Position Summary:

Bair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC) is seeking a Head Coach for our co-ed Masters Competitive Rowing Team. Our ideal applicant is passionate and knowledgeable about rowing and dedicated to helping rowers succeed at the competitive level in local, national and international regattas. We sweep and scull, and will put in the work to reward your guidance. In 2018 our team’s medal count rivaled the US’s largest clubs.

BIAC houses Masters, Junior and Collegiate rowing programs. This position may be combined with other part time or full time rowing positions. Compensation is competitive, and may include transition housing as needed.

Our Coach is expected to attend all scheduled practices, currently three mornings per week, and make him/herself available for extra race preparation practices and regattas. You should have strong knowledge of technique as well as excellent personal leadership and communication skills. Our team’s volunteers will support you with administrative duties so you can focus on rowing.

BIAC enjoys year-round access to protected waters in Silicon Valley just upstream from the Stanford’s boathouse. 


  • Distinguished rowing experience at the college level or higher

  • Experience coaching sweep and sculling

  • Experience developing training programs and knowledge of general training principles, exercise physiology and nutrition

  • Exceptional leadership, communication and organizational skills

  • Legal right to work in the United States


  • Coach regular practices on MWF mornings from 5-7am, or as determined with the team

  • Set lineups for regular practices and races

  • Provide technical feedback both on and off the water

  • Develop a Competitive Team training program for both on and off water

  • Occasionally participate in BIAC initiatives such as board meetings and events

  • Work with head intermediate and novice coaches and rowing director to create a cohesive program

  • Participate in rower recruitment and retention

  • Ability to make occasional boat repairs. Simple part change repair skills are required, more complex composite repair skills are a bonus.

  • Coordinate Head Racing and Sprint Season schedules to include major races such as San Diego Crew Classic, Master's Nationals and Head of the Charles as well as local regattas.

The following credentials can be obtained upon hire and will be reimbursed:

  • Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

  • USRowing Association Level 2 Coaching Certification

  • USRowing’s Safe Sport program

  • Boat and water safety certification

For consideration or more information, please email your resume to

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