NVRC Coaches

Mary King - Competitive Team Coach 

Mary is a well-established masters and high school rowing coach in the Northern Virginia area, with a long record of winning championships at all levels. Because of her love for the sport, Mary has been involved in all aspects of scholastic and masters rowing. She held the office of president of the VASRA coaches executive committee for many years as well as other positions; was a founding member and Treasurer of National Scholastic Rowing Association; is a US Rowing Level 3 Certified Coach and Certified Indoor Rowing Instructor. She continues to attend coaching/rowing conferences and clinics in order to stay abreast of new trends and philosophies that impacts both the masters and scholastic rower. Mary started rowing over 20 years ago as a Masters rower and has competed and medaled in local, State, National, and International competitions.  When she is not out on the water in the coach’s launch, she is out there herself, racing competitively in both sweep and sculling boats.

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

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.

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