Coaches

Head Coach, Club Manager

Colin Gray


Colin started rowing in the fall of 1992 with the University of Winnipeg. While attending the university, he coached Learn to Row and university rowers.

Following graduation, he moved to Calgary and competed with the Calgary Rowing Club's lightweight men. In his six years with CRC, he won 3 national championships (one in the straight four, two in the coxless pair). Retiring from competitive rowing in 2000, coaching just seemed to be a natural progression. Colin coached Adult Recreational and Corporate Challenge. As the Calgary Junior coach, his crews brought home gold medals from Henley, Canada Cup, and CanAmMex.

Colin subsequently spent four years as head coach at the Cascadilla Boat Club in central New York state.

Colin is an NCCP Level 3 candidate coach.

Program Coaches

Jill Trigg


Jill started rowing with DCRC in grade 8. She participated in the Royal Canadian Henley regatta on several occasions winning 8 gold medals in the junior A and B categories in singles, doubles and quads. Jill was awarded the top female sculler award by Rowing Canada in her grade 11 year. She was a member of both the provincial and national junior teams, winning a gold medal in Mexico while setting a course record time with her crew. Choosing from over 20 offers of full ride rowing scholarships, Jill chose to attend the University of Virginia.

Jill started coaching for DCRC at age 16. Since returning to North Vancouver after graduating from university, Jill has been coaching the Youth Rowing program. She also occasionally coaches the Adult Recreational and Adult Masters programs.

Ron Westfall


Ron started rowing recreationally about 2006. He competed for several years in Deep Cove's Community Challenge regatta. Currently Ron rows with the Masters several times a week and competes in several regattas each year.

Since 2012 Ron has coached Community Challenge teams, Adult Learn to Row, Adult Recreational rowing and gives private lessons.

Ron is a trained Learn to Row coach.

Assistant Coaches

Tom Howey


Tom coaches the youth program.

Shannon Van Baalen


Shannon coaches the youth program.

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