NEWPORT SEA BASE COACHING STAFF

Our Newport Sea Base Rowing coaches are SafeSport certified and are U.S. Rowing certified coaches

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Ian Simpson - Director of Rowing, Head Women's Coach & SoCal Elites Coach

Rowing Background: 

Great Britain Senior National Team:

Great Britain Junior National Team: 

Durham University, England:

         

Coaching Background:

Southern California Scullers Elites Club: Program Director/Coach (2012-Present)

2012 - US National Team Coach and Team Manager: Paralympic Games,

 London,  England; Youth National Championships: Women's 2x (1st)

2019 - US National Team Coach PanAmerican Games, Lima, Peru: 2x (2nd);

 4x (3rd)

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Program Director; Women's Head Coach (2019-Present)

Long Beach State Women's Rowing: Head Coach (2013-2017)

2016 - ACRA Nationals Varsity Lightweight 4+ (1st)

Oakland Strokes: Women's Head Coach (2006-2009)

2009 Youth National Championships: Women's 2- (1st)

San Diego Crew Classic: Lightweight 8+ (1st)

Long Beach Junior Crew: Program Director and Head Coach 2000-2006

2002 Youth National Championships: Women's 2x (1st)

US Women's National Team: Assistant Coach 1998-2000
 

Education:

Durham University, England

            B.S. General Science

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Madison Hodgkins - Head Under-17 Women's Coach, Pacifica Christian Head Coach,  & Competitive Masters Coach

Rowing background: 

Loyola Marymount University: 2013-2017

2017 - WIRA Championships: Varsity 8+ (3rd); West Coast Conference: Varsity 8+ (3rd)

Newport Aquatic Center: 2008-2013

Coaching Background: 

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Head Novice Women's Coach (2018-2020)

          2019 - Southwest Regionals: Frosh 4x+ (3rd); San Diego Fall Classic: Novice

         8+ (2nd)

Education:

Concordia University, Irvine

            M.A.ED School Counseling, PPS

Loyola Marymount University    

            B.A. Sociology

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James Long-Lerno - Rowing Director & Head Men's Coach

Rowing Background: 

Senior National Team: 

Trained with the team throughout and post- college, before retiring due to ongoing injuries

U23 National Team: 2009

Silver Medalist in the 4-

UC Berkeley: 2008-2010

IRA National Champion; Pac 10 Newcomer of the Year; San Diego Crew Classic (1st); Head of the Charles (1st)

OCC: 2007-2008

Captain, Oarsman of the Year, San Diego Crew Classic (1st); WIRA Championships (1st), Nationals (5th)

         

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Men's Head Coach (2014-2017; 2018-Present)

Seven crews to Youth National Championships

1 crew to Junior World Rowing Championships

US National Team: (2015)

 Junior World Championships B Final Winner

OCC Men's Rowing: Men's Novice Coach (2014-2015)

2 x National Champions

NAC Rowing: Men's Head Coach (2013-2014)

Five crews to Youth National Championships

USC Men's Rowing: Men's Head Coach (2011-2013)

Varsity 8+11th at Nationals

Marin Rowing Association: Men's Assistant Coach (2010-2011)

2 x National Champions

Education:

University of California, Berkeley   

            B.A. Interdisciplinary Field Studies: Technology and Society

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Lacey Shelton - Head Under-17 Men's Coach & Lead Masters Coach 

Rowing Background: 

UC Irvine: 2012-2016

          Captain; President; 2016 ACRA Nationals Varsity 4+ (1st)

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Head Under-17 Men's Coach (2018-Present); Lead Masters Coach (2020-Present)

          2019 - Juniors Southwest Regionals: Frosh 4+ (3rd)

UC Irvine Women's Rowing: Novice Coach (2016-2020)

2019 - WIRA Championships: Varsity Ltwt 4+ (1st), Novice Ltwt 4+ (1st), Novice

8+ (3rd) 

2018 - ACRA National Women's Assistant Coach of the Year;

 ACRA Nationals: Novice 8+ (1st); WIRA Championships: Novice 8+   (1st), 2nd Novice 8+ (1st), Novice Ltwt 4+ (1st)

2017 - ACRA Nationals: Varsity Lightweight 4+ (1st) 

Education:

University of La Verne

            M.S. Educational Counseling, PPS, Concentration in School and Family Based

  Counseling

University of California, Irvine       

            B.A. Educational Sciences

            B.A. History

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Janelle Genovese - Assistant Women's Coach 

Rowing Background: 

Newport Sea Base Junior Rowing 2015-2019

Fault Line Face-Off Women's 2x 2019 (2nd)

Shamrock Invitational Women's 4x 2019 (1st)

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Assistant Women's Coach & Lead Middle School Coach (2020-Present)

Education:

Orange Coast College (2019-Present)

A.A. History

Cole Villa - Assistant Men's Coach

Rowing Background: 

University of California, Irvine: 2019-Present

Orange Coast College :2017-2019

2019 Oarsman of the Year

2018 - WIRA Championships: 2nd Novice 8+ (1st)

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Assistant Men's Coach (2021-Present)

Education:

University of California, Irvine  (2019-Present)

B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior

Orange Coast College (2017-2019)

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Haley MacKay - Middle School Coach 

Rowing Background: 

UC Irvine: 2018-Present

Coxswain; Vice-President

2019 - WIRA Championships: Novice Ltwt 4+ (1st), Novice 8+ (3rd) 

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Middle School Coach (2021-Present)

Education:

University of California, Irvine       

            B.S. Environmental Engineering 

            B.M. Music Performance (Percussion)

Peter Vescovi - Competitive Masters Coach

Rowing Background: 

Senior National Team: 1995-1996

1996 Olympic Trials in the pair

CSU Long Beach: 1994-1995

OCC: 1991-1992

Junior National Team: 1990

Long Beach Juniors: 1986-1990

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing:  (2020-Present)

UC Irvine Women's Rowing: Head Coach (2014-2020)

2019 - ACRA Nationals: Varsity 4+ (3rd) WIRA Championships: Varsity Ltwt 4+ (1st)

2018 - ACRA West-Region Women's Head Coach of the Year

2017 - ACRA Nationals: Varsity Lightweight 4+ (1st) 

2016 - ACRA Nationals: Varsity 4+ (1st)

CSU Long Beach: Men's Assistant Coach (2003-2005)

University of Southern California: Women's Assistant & Head Coach(2000-2002)

Long Beach Juniors: Varsity Boys & Varsity Girls(1997-2000)

3 x National Champions

Education:

California State University, Long Beach

            B.A. English

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Robert Cunard - Middle School Coach 

Rowing Background: 

UC Berkeley Freshman Crew: 1977 – 1978

UC Berkeley Lightweight Crew: 1978 – 1981

Newport Sea Base Masters: 2019 – 2021

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Middle School Coach (2021-Present)

Education:

Pepperdine University     

Ed.D. Educational Administration

CSU Long Beach   

M.A. Educational Administration

U.C. Berkeley   

B.A. Rhetoric

Remi Long-Lerno - Boathouse Manager
Riding launches since 2012