Coaching Staff

Brandon Tucker, Head Coach

Brandon began his coaching career in the 2011 spring season with a 2nd place State finisher and 4th place SRAA finisher at C.D. Hylton in Woodbridge, Virginia. From there Brandon continued coaching successful teams while continuing to gain knowledge and experience.

His most notable accomplishments are several undefeated seasons with multiple high school and masters teams. James River Men’s 2x and Women’s Freshman 8+ both remained undefeated in regular season and became 2013 EVSRA Champions; the Men’s 2x were champions at VASRA State Championship Regatta. In 2014, Brandon was offered a position with River City Crew Club where his Men’s 1x, and Novice Men’s 4+ remain undefeated in Sprint season. At Mid-Atlantic Regionals, his Men’s Novice 4+ also won Gold and his Men’s 1x Bronze.

In 2016, Brandon moved to become Program Director of Northern Virginia Rowing Club, where he had immediate success with two boats medaling at Masters Nationals. Overall, Brandon has had 8 boats medal at Masters Nationals during his two year tenure with the team. In 2017, he pushed his athletes, completing an undefeated season in the Women’s E8+ in both Sprint and Head Racing seasons. In that same season, his Women’s D8+ completed a nearly perfect season, taking Silver at Masters Nationals. NVRC’s Women’s E8+ became National Champions in 2017.

In 2018, as Program Director of South County High School, his Men‘s Junior 8+ placed 1st at VASRA State Championships, and 4th at Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Under his leadership, South County’s team had their most winning season with boats medaling in every regatta. His leadership allowed the Women’s team to receive their first ever State medal, taking Bronze in the Junior 8+.

In 2019, Brandon became the Head Coach of the Row New Jersey Women where he quickly set program history. One boat got 10th at youth nationals, the highest placement for the women's program since its establishment in 2007. In the fall of 2019 the women also set another record for the program at the Head Of The Charles placing 39th in the Women’s youth 8 and received an automatic bid for 2020.

Brandon also brings a wealth of coxswain knowledge to the team. He has coxed competitively since 2007 and continues to do work with his coxswain‘s to hone and develop the skills necessary to lead their boats in race and practice conditions. 

 

Contact information for Coach Tucker:

e-mail: coachtucker.rowptc@gmail.com

 

Becca Tucker, Coach

Coach Becca began rowing for Unity Crew Rowing Club as a Freshman in High School. She transferred to Mountain Lakes Rowing Club (now known as Row New Jersey) in her Junior year of High School. After graduation, she rowed for a short time at the University of Rhode Island. Due to an injury, her personal rowing career came to an end; however, she moved back home and started coaching for her High School Alma Mater right away. She spent seven years coaching for Row New Jersey. Over the years, she was their Novice Men’s and Women’s Head Coach. She also assisted with Varsity and Junior Varsity, whenever needed. Some of her Novice coaching highlights include: three gold medals, four silver medals and two bronze medals at Mid-Atlantic Regionals. 

Aside from coaching, Becca has worked with Special Needs students in several different capacities, both in a school setting and privately. She is a stay-at-home mom now and will return to teaching once her girls attend school full-time. 

For Coach Becca, the most rewarding part of coaching is being part of the athlete’s discovery of the beautiful sport of rowing and watching them gain skills and confidence through team practices and competitions. This has been the greatest highlight of Becca's coaching career throughout the years.

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