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Head Coach - Competitive Coach - Danielle Scodellaro

Danielle has been rowing for 13 years, starting with High School and Club with Grosse Ile High School and the Wyandotte Boat Club. From there she rowed two years at the University of Wisconsin. After a short break, she has  returned full time to rowing with Mendota Rowing Club. Danielle has coached learn to row and corporate learn to row clinics. She has competed in many levels of rowing competitions, from scholastic to college, on both the national and international level, including club Nationals were she won the Woman’s pair. Danielle has placed internationally at the Royal Canadian Henley and also won a bid to the English Henley.

Danielle plans to continue her love of rowing with Mendota Rowing Club as both a rower and a coach. There is no place she'd rather be than to keep the dreams alive of this rowing community. 

Not sure which rowing program is right for you? Contact Danielle at dscodellaro@mendotarowingclub.com.

Coach - Jackie Rand

Jackie Rand began rowing as a junior in high school for St. Andrew’s Rowing Club in Roswell, GA, roughly 30 minutes north of Atlanta.  During her senior year, she helped place top 1/3 at Head of the Charles in the Juniors Varsity 8+, earning them an automatic bid back for the following year.  During spring season, her Junior Varsity 4+ placed first at the Southeast Youth Championships and qualified for Junior Nationals.  In college, she rowed for 4 years for Georgia Tech, conveniently out of the exact same boathouse in Roswell.  While there she made the finals at the Dad Vails regatta twice, freshman and senior year in a pair.  Her Women’s 4+ also placed 3rd at SIRA’s (Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta).  She moved to Madison in 2011 for graduate school and rowed 2 summers with Mendota before deciding to make the shift to coaching, where she hopes to spread her love for the sport to a whole new group of people!

Jackie can be reached at jrand@mendotorowingclub.com.

Sculling Coach - Robin Ritchey

Robin has been rowing for 10 years, starting in middle school in Norwalk, CT. She rowed with SoNo Rowing and GMS Rowing Club in high school, focusing solely on sculling. During her career as a junior rower she placed top ten at Junior Nationals and Head of the Charles in 2013 as well as competed with the Junior National Team in 2012 and 2013. From there, she rowed with UW-Madison’s lightweight team before deciding to take a break to focus on her studies. After taking a few years off, Robin is joining us this summer and fall to coach and row with MRC. 

Robin can be reached at rritchey@mendotarowingclub.com.

Junior's Coach

Head Novice Coach - Justin Stevens

Justin just moved to Madison from Nashville. Justin rowed four years as a member of the Vanderbilt Men's Rowing team and sculled competitively for the New York Athletic Club.  Recently, he was announced as an invitee to USA U23 lightweight 4x selection camp that would have been selected for the world championships this summer. 

Assistant Coach - Galen Quinn

I started rowing in High School at New Trier in the Chicago River, and after a few months of learning the basics, I fell in love. I currently row at UW - Madison for the Badgers and have competed in the Varsity Men's 8+ since Freshman Spring Season. I aim to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science, and there's no better place to study/train in than Madison! As a Coach, I want to keep things simple and help rowers achieve their goals one at a time. I'm excited to evolve my coaching philosophy through Mendota Rowing Club, and become a better rower and coach in the process!

Assistant Coach - James Sullivan

My name is James Sullivan, and I currently row for the University of Wisconsin. Prior to collegiate rowing, I rowed for 2 years for Charlotte Youth Rowing (located in Charlotte, NC). Before I began rowing, I swam competitively. I look forward to sharing my experiences with rowing, and am excited to join the Mendota coaching staff.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 646
Madison, WI 53701

Boathouse Address:
622 E Gorham St
Madison, WI

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