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NVRC Coaches

Alex Torres - Open Row Coach

Alex holds Level III Coach certification from USRowing, Indoor Rowing Instructor certification from Concept2, Founder of the Prince William Rowing Club, former Executive Director of a 300+ member rowing club in Seattle, WA, and head coach for both juniors and masters rowing program are a few of his accomplishments. An accomplished coach, and active community member, he eagerly shares his knowledge and experiences to help rowers, coxswains, and coaches achieve their objectives. Whether it’s teaching the physics & mechanics of rowing, fitness & rowing techniques, developing situational awareness in an ever-changing team boat environment, preparing a crew for a specific race, or conducting a picnic row/other fun on-water club event, Alex’s central goal is to deliver fun, healthy, and rewarding experiences to all members of the team. Alex continues to row competitively and spends much of his time enjoying other water activities with his wife Karen.

Kelly Rice - Novice Team Coach

Kelly has been involved in the sport of rowing since being exposed in 2007. After competing for four years at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, she transferred into collegiate rowing with George Mason University. While competing at the collegiate level she began coaching at the high school level.  She then transferred over to coaching with NVRC in 2017.  Kelly is currently working on a second degree while coaching our Learn to Row and Novice rowers. Outside of rowing she competes in road races and a thing called GO RUCK

George Nalls - Open Row Coach

George is a former US national high school champion, Division 1 college and US National Team oarsman who highly motivated to share his wealth of rowing knowledge and experience so that he can coach and teach students the finer techniques of rowing with the aim of raising their skill set and fitness levels to a point where they can compete at an elite level. George has been coaching (including football and lacrosse) since 2002.

George’s personal rowing achievements include: USA Junior National Rowing Team, M4- Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1978; TC Williams High School,1975-1979, Team Captain, US National Scholastic Champions 1979; competing internationally at the Henley Royal Regatta, England; Amsterdam International Regatta, Amsterdam, Holland; and training with the Belgian National Rowing Team, Bruges, Belgium. He has also rowed for Northeastern University, 1979-1983, Freshman 8 Stroke, Elite Varsity 8 Stroke 3 years, and Potomac Boat Club, Washington, DC 1978-1986, Men’s Club 8, including competing in the Head of the Charles.