Zach Petronic, Varsity Mens Coach.

Zach Petronic, Varsity Mens Coach.

Zach is a two-time national team member. He competed in the 2013 and 2015 World University Games in the mens eight and the single respectively. He began rowing in 2006 at North Allegheny High School. Previously Zach served as the head coach for Pine Richland high school and an assistant coach for Pittsburgh Rowing Club. He is currently completing his degree in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh while competing on their rowing team.

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Lauren Schall, Varsity Woman Coach.

Lauren Schall, Varsity Woman Coach.

Lauren Schall is the coach of the Varsity Women at the University of Pittsburgh, and will begin coaching at Central Catholic High School in the fall. She rowed for four years at Pitt and on Vesper Boat Club's U23 squad. During that time, she earned gold in the Women's 2- at collegiate nationals, as well as golds in the Women's 8+ and Women's 4+ at US Rowing Club Nationals and Second in the Senior 4- at Canadian Henley. After a very successful year at the University of Pittsburgh, she is excited to extend her coaching to a new population at Steel City Rowing Club. 

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Andrew Todd, Masters Coach.

Andrew Todd, Masters Coach.

Andrew started rowing for Fox Chapel High School, but came to Steel City Rowing Club in his senior year. He went on to be on Yale Universty`s Lightweight men`s crew team. While at Yale, Andrew acquired a bachelors in economics. Past injuries and a general curiousity have led him to know a great deal about the body and how to protect and strengthen it which has proven to be very beneficial to the rowers he coaches. 

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Laci Tompa, Director Of Rowing, Boatman.

Laci Tompa, Director Of Rowing, Boatman.

Laci is head coach at SCRC and rowed on the Romanian National Team from 1982 – 1986. He has more than 33 years of rowing and coaching experience. His experience in rowing technique and training methods has guided numerous SCRC juniors to the USRowing Youth Nationals earning seven sculling championships from 1999 until 2009. Ladislau has also served 10 times as a US Junior National Team sculling coach earning a 4th place finish in the 2009 Men’s Junior 1x.

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Lucy Tuttle-Smith, Coach

Lucy Tuttle-Smith, Coach

Lucy graduated with a degree in Design from Carnegie Mellon. During her collegiate years she frequently kayaked the white waters of Western PA and Canada.  Upon graduating she worked for McCann Erickson in New York City before going out on her own as a consultant designer for non-profits. She eventually ended up back in Pittsburgh with her husband where she continued her consulting work. With her history of kayaking, it was of little surprise when Lucy jumped on the opportunity for her and her two children to row. When the need arose for more hands on the water she took up coaching and went on to receive her Level III USRowing Certification. When she isn't coaching, she works in the office creating publication graphics for the many programs and camps offered and fundraising projects. She also helps with maintenance of the grounds of the club, utilizing native plants in keeping with our green facility.

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