Ian Simpson - Director of Rowing, Head Varsity Girls 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


Durham University, England

            B.S. General Science


Lacey SheltonHead Novice Girls Coach, Head Masters Coach & Chapman University Head Coach

Rowing Background: 

UC Irvine: 2012-2016

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

Coaching Background:

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


University of La Verne

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


University of California, Irvine       

            B.A. Educational Sciences

            B.A. History


James Long-Lerno - Rowing Director & Head Varsity Boys 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)

Four crews to Youth National Championships

US National Team: (2015)

 Jr 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


University of California, Berkeley   

            B.A. Interdisciplinary Field Studies: Technology and Society


Peter Vescovi - Head Novice Boys Coach & 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


California State University, Long Beach

            B.A. English


Madison HodgkinsPacifica Christian Head Coach, Assistant Novice Girl's 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)


Concordia University, Irvine

            M.A.ED School Counseling, PPS

Loyola Marymount University    

            B.A. Sociology

Janelle Genovese - Assistant Varsity Girls & Middle School 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 Varsity Girls & Middle School Coach (2020-Present)


Orange Coast College (2019-Present)

A.A. History


Melissa Pepper - Masters Novice &

Recreational Coach

Rowing Background: 

University of Tulsa: Aug 2014-Jan 2016 (3 semesters)  

2015 Redding Amateur Regatta and Women's Royal Henley (Varsity 4 +) 
2015 Second Overall in American Athletic Conference Championship 

Newport Aquatic Center 2012-2014 


Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Masters Novice and Recreational (2019- Present )

Table Mountain Masters Rowing (2017-2018)

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Masters (2016- 2017)


California State University, Chico 

B.A. Communications and Public Affairs
Minors in Fine Art Photography and Public Relations

Stephen Foster - Assistant Varsity Boys Coach

Rowing Background: 

University of California, Davis: 2015-2020

President; Treasurer; 2019 Head of the American: Varsity 4+ (1st)

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Assistant Varsity Boys (2020-Present)


University of California, Davis: 2015-2020

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Materials Engieneering

Kendall Sinosky - Middle School Coach 

Rowing Background: 

Southern California Scullers Elite Club: 2019- Present

Arion High Performance - Saratoga Springs, New York: 2018

USC: 2014-2018 

2017 - San Diego Crew Classic: Varisty 4+ (1st); PAC12 Championships: Varsity 4+ (3rd) 

Reach High - Baltimore, Maryland : 2011-2014

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing: Middle School Coach (2019-Present)

Reach High: Head Coach (2018-2019)

Long Beach Junior Crew: Middle School Coach; Assistant Varsity Boys Coach (2017-2018)


University of Southern California (USC)

            B.A. English

Carlos Dominguez- Assistant Novice Boys Coach

Rowing Background: 

University of California, Irvine (2016-2021) Coxswain

2019 - ACRA Nationals Men's Varsity 8+ (6th)

2018 - WIRA Championships Varsity Lightweight 4+ 2018 (2nd); Head of the

Lagoon Men's Varsity 8+ (1st) 

2017 - UC Challenge Cup Frosh 8 (1st)

Coaching Background:

Newport Sea Base Rowing:  Coach (2020-Present)


University of California, Irvine 

B.A. Criminology, Law, and Society

B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior   

Remi Long-Lerno - Boathouse Manager
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