NEWPORT SEA BASE COACHING STAFF
IAN SIMPSON - Program Director, Head Women's Coach and Elites Coach
Ian is a former US Rowing National Team coach and Team Manager. He has coached multiple medalists and finalists for the Olympic trials, World Championships, Pan-American Games, National Championships, and Youth National Championships. Ian is currently a US National Team coach for the 2x and 4x for the 2019 Pan American Games. Read more...
James Long-Lerno - Head Varsity Men's Coach
James began rowing with the Long Beach Junior Crew, competing in all categories of boats. In college, James rowed for UC Berkeley, winning multiple National Championships, Pac-10 Championships, WIRA Championships, and the SD Crew Classic multiple times. James also picked up both Oarsman of the Year and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year award along the way.
Dan McGill - Volunteer Coach
Dan brings a wealth of rowing experience and coaching to Newport Sea Base. He began rowing in 1984, at Oregon State University. As captain of the lightweight men's team, Oregon State won the San Diego Crew Classic, Pac 10 Championship, and placed 4th at the Collegiate National Championships. While rowing for Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, Pioneer Valley Rowing in Rhode Island, and Thames River Sculls in Connecticut, Dan amassed 15 US National Rowing Championship medals. 7 gold, 6 silver, and 2 bronze in the lightweight 8+, 4-, 2x, and 1x. Dan also won gold medals in the lightweight 41 at the 1987 Olympic Sports Festival and the 1987 Pan American Games. Read more ..
Lacey Shelton - Novice Men's Coach
Lacey rowed at UC Irvine from 2012-2016. In 2016, her boat won ACRA Nationals in the Varsity 4+. Lacey began coaching at UC Irvine in 2016 and is now entering her third year as the women's Head Novice Coach.
This past season her novice team won three Golds at the WIRA championships, in the Novice 8, 2nd Novice 8, and Novice Lightweight 4+. They also won Gold in the Novice 8 at ACRA Nationals.
She received the 2018 ACRA National Women's Assistant Coach of the Year.
Lacey received two Bachelor's degrees at UCI in History and Educational Sciences. She is currently getting a Master's of Science in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne.
Katrina Regan- Assistant Coach
Katrina Regan joined Newport Seabase Rowing in 2018 as an assistant coach, with a focus on the women’s varsity squad.
Katrina brought over a decade of coaching experience with her starting in 2007, where she coached at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Youth Rowing Program and at Merrimack River Rowing Association.
Katrina started rowing at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, where she placed 3rd in the varsity 8+ at US Rowing Youth Nationals in 2008 and 4th in the same boat in 2007. She was recruited to row at Loyola Marymount University, where she was captain and rowed in the varsity 8+. During this time she won both national and international regattas, including the NEIRA, WIRA, and both Reading and Henley Regattas in England.
Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Applied Mathematics Minor
University Of Massachusetts. Master of Business Administration
Maggie Fellows - Sculling Coach
Maggie hails from New England, having rowed in Massachusetts before competing for St. Lawrence Univeristy, in New York (where she originally planned to compete in Nordic skiing). She placed 8th at the 2010 NCAA championships in the V8+ and was selected to the NCAA All-American team in 2013.
After graduation, she taught sculling at Craftsbury Sculling Center while training for Elite rowing competitions in small boats. She has won Canadian Henley Gold in the U23 single, and silver in both the double and pair. In 2015, Maggie took 4th place at the US National Team Selection Regatta in the 1x.
This past summer, Maggie and her rowing partner, Julia Lonchar, won a Silver Medal in the 2x and a Bronze Medal in the 4x at 2019 Pan-American Games, in Lima, Peru.
Madison Hodgkins - Novice Women's Coach
Madison started rowing back in 2008 as an 8th grader for the Newport Aquatic Center. Madison was recruited to Loyola Marymount University in the fall of 2012, where she rowed for 4 years. Her senior year in the V8+ placed 3rd at WIRAs and as a team they placed 3rd at the West Coast Conference in 2015, ’16, and ’17.
She graduated from LMU in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and is currently in graduate school working toward a Master’s in School Counseling at Concordia University of Irvine. She is excited to be coaching the next generation of future rowers. Having been in the sport for 9 years, it’s a part of who she is as a person and after taking a year off from rowing is thrilled to be back in the sport that became her second home. She is taking the discipline, passion and enthusiasm that she has learned from rowing and implementing it into her new love of CrossFit and hope to instill that same drive into the junior rowing programs at the Newport Sea Base.
Savannah was a four-year rower, team captain, and multiple-MVP winner at Southern Methodist University. She earned four All-American titles.
In 2017, she earned a spot on the US National U23 team, competing in the 4x in Plodiv, Bulgaria.
Savannah graduated SMU with a B.S. degree in Applied Physiology and Sports Management.
Savannah Moody - Assistant Coach
Colin Petree - Assistant Coach
Shayla Birath - Assistant Coach
Kendall Sinosky - Assistant Coach
Sophie Chace - Masters Coach