MEET THE COACHES
Tyler Page
An Ontario native, Tyler rowed in high school, earned a scholarship to Syracuse University, and was captain his senior year. After graduating, he returned to Canada to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. With St. Catharines Rowing Club, Tyler won two Royal Canadian Henley Regatta titles. He returned to Syracuse as assistant coach for three years while completing his studies at NY Chiropractic College.

Currently the owner of Mystic Spine & Sport, Tyler is also an instructor at the Institute of Rowing Leadership in Cambridge, MA where he teaches Sports Medicine and Rowing Biomechanics to future coaches.
Head Coach,
Boys Varsity Coach
Maria Brown
Coach Maria joined the varsity coaching staff in 2015. After several years directing the Novice program, Maria's experience coaching conditioning brings added strength to the girls' Varsity program. Prior to coaching crew, Maria was a soccer coach for the Stonington Community Center (COMO) and Stonington Soccer Club for over 10 years. She was named COMO Coach of the Year in 2006.​​

Maria holds degrees from Cornell University and Brown University and has been employed as a Research Scientist for a global pharmaceutical company since 1990.
Girls Varsity Coach
Bruce Yarnell
Coach Bruce joined SHS Crew in the fall of 2015. He played college basketball for Tufts University and has sculled for the past three years with the Mystic River Rowers.

A special education teacher in the Stonington Schools for the last 20 years, Bruce currently works with 7th grade students at Mystic Middle School.

His coaching efforts will focus on teaching our novice rowers about the sport and developing their form and strength.
Novice Coach
Kate Ainsworth
Coach Kate joined Stonington Crew at the end of the Fall 2016 season and works with the novice athletes.

Kate rowed at Tufts University for four years and was elected captain of her novice and varsity teams. During that time, Tufts Crew finished 6th at the 2015 NCAA Championship and 8th in the 2016 Head of the Charles. Kate is currently the Lead Instructor at the Mystic Seaport Community Sailing Center.
Novice Coach
Alice Soscia
Coach Alice has coached at SHS under Ken Godfrey and Mike Nowak in 1999 and returned in 2010 to work with the Boys V3 and novice boats.

Alice rowed for the University of Tampa four years and was in the 1987 US Rowing Assoc. Southeastern Crew of the Year She was the ’87 Woman’s Collegiate Lightweight National Champions, invited to the Pan American games in Yugoslavia, inducted into the University of Tampa Hall of Fame, undefeated Florida State Champion and Dad Vail Regatta Champion. This season she will be concentrating on the JV boats.  
Assistant Coach
Ed Bockowski
Coach Ed has coached in Stonington for 18 years. His coaching began at the Stonington Community Center (COMO) with soccer and then at the Stonington Soccer Club.

Ed joined the crew coaching staff in 2009. He has assisted coaches with the varsity boys 1 & 2 and boys/girls V3. This season he works primarily with novice rowers, but jumps in a chase boat wherever he is needed. Ed is often our Dock Master on regatta days.
Novice Coach
John Thornell
John rowed four years at the University of Rhode Island. He also was invited to the U.S. Lightweight Development Camp and competed at USRowing Nationals.

After a successful athletic career competing in triathlons, marathons and ultra-marathons, John recently returned to rowing. He is also a founding member of Friends of URI Crew, responsible for alumni relations and served on the board of directors at Noank Rowing Club.  
Assistant to the Head Coach