Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Costel Mutescu
mutescuc@cshct.org

Assistant Coach: Mark Minor
minorm@cshct.org

Assistant Coach: Irina Mutescu
mutescui@cshct.org

Highlights

During the Fall 2018-2019 season, the Rowing team moved training locations to RowAmerica Greenwich and, under the direction of a new head coach, the team made substantial strides in speed and saw their hard work pay off on the water. Our team expanded to include 8th graders this year, and we have a large and excited group of new rowers that will contribute substantially to our program moving forward. This, coupled with our dedicated returners and leadership from our upperclassmen, means great things for the team, and our student-athletes and coaches are already looking forward to the spring racing season!

Results from the last regatta, Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia, PA were: Varsity 8+ placed 39 of 53, JV 8+ placed 38 out of 54, Novice 8+ placed 19 out of 30, and Novice 4+ placed 13 out of 30 boats.

Our Rowing program held a more formalized winter training program during the winter, meeting 5 days a week of training on the ergs (indoor rowing machines), fitness center, yoga studio and more. The coaches were creative in their approach to training and the students rose to the challenge of many hard workouts both rowing-specific and otherwise. The hard work and consistent training will pay off when we hit the water this spring season!

During the 2019 season the rowing program qualified two boats, our Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8, for the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships (NEIRAs) for the first time since 2015. With a number of younger athletes on this growing team, the coaches and I are excited about continuing to move the program forward and work our way into the finals at NEIRAs. RowAmerica Greenwich is anticipating breaking ground on their new boathouse facility this summer, which will become our home away from home by the water.

Facilities

The Rowing team moved training locations to RowAmerica Greenwich during the Fall 2018 season.

Athletes also have access to our 35,600 square foot athletic center designed for women’s sports which opened in September 2015. The facility includes three National Federation of State High School Associations regulation basketball and volleyball courts, six international singles squash courts, classrooms for health and physical education, a strength and conditioning room, a dance and yoga studio, and a sports medicine center in addition to locker rooms for home and visiting teams, a press box, and administrative offices. 

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