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Youth Program

Youth Program Coaches

Head Coach/ Men's Coach   - Richard Baney
Coach Rick is in his 6th year at Space Coast Crew as a coach for the men’s team. In high school, Rick was a founding member of the Melbourne High School Rowing Team. After High School, Rick rowed at Harvard University on the Varsity Lightweight Team. Following his time at Harvard, Rick went on to help found the Emory University Rowing Team while in medical school. As a competitor, Rick successfully competed at the regional, national and international level as a high school, collegiate and master’s rower. While coaching at Space Coast Crew Rick has helped to grow the sculling and middle school programs, and has an impressive record of growth and success coaching four Freshman crews to the Grand Finals at the State Sweep Championships. Coach Rick’s crew have consistently ranked among the top 6 at the State Championship Regattas. Rick has also served in the United States Navy. He is a practicing physician and Executive for Health First when not coaching.  


Women's Varsity Coach - Alex Coultrup

Alex is in her second year as a Coach at Space Coast Crew. Alex learned to row in college and, after transferring to the Florida Institute of Technology, successfully competed at the regional and National level as a member of the FIT Women’s Varsity team. In the summer of 2015, Alex was invited to train at GMS Rowing Center in Connecticut and subsequently earned a place on the United States National Team in the Women’s U23 Lightweight 4x. Her crew raced to 8th at the U23 World Championships that year. Alex’s unique experiences as a competitor at the national and international level will be highly utilized as SCC works to fulfill our vision of becoming one of the best clubs in the state. Alex graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Strategic Communication and is currently working in her field locally.

 


Women’s Assistant Coach  - Melanie Lemon

Melanie began rowing in high school as a member of the Parkersburg Rowing Team in Parkersburg, West Virginia. In college, Melanie rowed for the West Virginia University rowing team. She has successfully raced at the state, local and national level as a high school and collegiate rower. In her first season as the Women’s Assistant coach, Melanie’s crews placed in the top ten at both the State and Regional Championships. Coach Mel’s coaching is both matronly and tough, helping to prepare her young athletes for the rigors of varsity level rowing. Her enthusiasm and devoted approach to coaching her crews gives her coaching a distinct and welcome style. When not coaching, Melanie is a Cartographer for the Harris Corporation.



Men’s Junior Coach  - Alex Winstead

Men’s Novice Coach  - Aaron Evans


Middle School Head Coach - Vianca Rivera 

Vianca has been involved with Space Coast Crew for over 8 years. As a West Shore Jr/Sr High alumna, she rowed all four years throughout high school for SCC. During her junior year, she started volunteering with the middle school team during its founding season to get it up and running. In her senior year, she successfully stroked the WLT4+ all the way to Southeast Regionals, coming in 4th and helping SCC get back on the map of competitive crews coming out of Florida. In college, she was a walk-on at the University of Central Florida’s Women’s rowing team, and immediately was bumped up to be a coxswain for the V8s. After taking time off to pursue intensive academics with the Burnette Honors College and other extracurriculars, she continued her involvement with the sport by coxing and coaching an adult rowing program. Vianca graduated from The University of Central Florida with Honors with a degree in Health Sciences, with a focus on athletic training, sports injury and rehabilitation. When not on the water, she works in geriatrics at Hibiscus Court and volunteers at physical therapy rehabilitation centers.  


Middle School Assistant Coach - Jackson Hall

Middle School Assistant Coach
- Molly Compagnoni


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