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TJ Crew Coaching Staff

Kim Ehrman - Head Coach, Women's Upper Boats
Kim Ehrman Bryant began coaching for TJ Crew for the 2000 spring season after a chance meeting with head coach Eric Rothstein in the TJ cafeteria. Her boats have gone on to win multiple medals at state and capital area championships, as well as a silver medal at Stotesbury in 2002, only her third year of coaching. She became TJ’s head coach in the fall of 2012. In addition to coaching for TJ, she has coached scholastic and masters club teams in the summer and fall seasons.

Kim is a TJHSST alumna, but she didn't start rowing until college. She walked onto the rowing team at the University of Virginia and made the first Novice 8 that went undefeated through Championship International Regatta. She later rowed for George Mason University.

When she is not coaching, Kim is at home with her two wonderful children and her supportive husband.

Jeff Lucier - Men’s Varsity
Coach Jeff Lucier started coaching in the Spring of '97. He has coached boys and girls, freshmen, novices, junior varsity and varsity crews during this time. His crews have earned numerous medals at the state championships as well as reached the semi-finals at Stotesbury, SRAAs and Canadian Nationals. The 2017 season marks his tenth season with TJ Crew.  Prior to coaching, Jeff was a varsity coxswain at Washington-Lee High School, George Mason University and Potomac Boat Club. He won Stotesbury and earned medals at SRAAs, the Dad Vail, and the Royal Canadian Henley. When he is not coaching, Jeff works as a middle school gifted resource teacher for Prince William County Schools.

Matt Shoop  - Women’s Varsity 
 

Ron Lim - Women’s Freshman
Ron Lim has been coaching for TJ Crew since our very first season in the spring of 1990. He has coached both men and women in freshman, lightweight and novice boats. He has had many successful crews, coaching boats to various medals at state-level competition; 1 silver medal, 3 bronze medals, and 7 finals at Stotesbury; and 1 silver medal, 3 bronze medals and 5 finals at SRAAs. In the off season, Ron has also coached masters club boats for PWRC and NVRC and junior club boats for Resilient Rowing. Ron began rowing at T.C. Williams High School, where he rowed for 3 years. As a senior, he won a bronze medal at Stotesbury and placed 5th at SRAAs in the Senior 4+. Since Ron can't seem to get enough of the boathouse, he also spends time there repairing shells for TJ and other teams. Ron retired in 2015 with 30 years of Virginia state service.
Dennis Becker - Men’s Freshman 
dbecker@cox.net
Dennis began coaching at TJ under the mentorship of several former and some current TJ coaches from 2005-2007 while his oldest son Matt rowed there. He also coached at Oakton from 2009-2013 while his second son Michael rowed there. He worked with novice and JV boys, and helped the Oakton novice and JV boys win silver and bronze medals, respectively, at States-level competitions.  Over that period, Dennis has also coached at many summer and fall off-season rowing camps.  Dennis rowed for the Coast Guard Academy from 1980-1984, and was a member of the first freshman heavyweight eight in CGA rowing history to win a gold medal at the Dad Vails in 1981. He was coached by Bill Stowe, the stroke of the gold medal-winning men’s eight in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Dennis credits many coaching lessons and knowledge of the sport to his experience with Stowe, his main mentor.  Before coaching crew, Dennis also coached youth football and basketball in the NOVA region for 15 years, where he learned the value of teaching fundamentals and how to motivate young adults. He has rowed with several programs from San Diego to Virginia over the years and still rows competitively while winning several medals at various Masters-level competitions.  Dennis and his son Michael (who won a National Championship as a freshmen for UVA rowing) currently hold the all-time record (1:22.3) in the Parent-Child men’s 500m dash event at the Mid-Atlantic erg sprints.  Oddly enough, Dennis loves rowing on the erg, and is closing in on 25 million meters rowed lifetime. When not rowing or coaching, Dennis works as a contractor for the Coast Guard as an operational risk consultant. He lives with his wife Karen, and has three children, Matt, Michael and Caitlin.

Trevor Barry - Men's Upper Boats 
Trevor was recruited to row as a heavyweight by the University of Delaware in 2004. He began coaching with W.T. Woodson in 2010 later serving as their Head Coach. He has previously coached with Woodbridge Senior HS, Lake Braddock Secondary School, NVRC, and Still Water Rowing Club. Trevor works as a teacher with Prince William County Schools, teaches 6th grade math, and is thrilled to be coaching at TJHSST this season.







Bridget Laszewski - Men's Lower Boats
Bridget Laszewski (pronounced "La-chef-ski") is in her second of coaching for TJ. In her inaugural year of coaching, her men's 4th 8+ won the gold medal at the Ted Phoenix Lower Boat Championships, bringing home a trophy for TJ. Bridget also coaches for Resilient Rowing in the off season to build her coaching resume.

Her passion for and dedication to rowing stems from her career in Division I rowing at Canisius College where she was able to compete on many national and competitive stages. Her highest accomplishment was being named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Crew of the Year 2013.

When not coaching, Bridget is an Adapted Physical Education teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. In her rare free time, Bridget enjoys taking trips back to Buffalo, NY to visit family and spending time in the outdoors; hiking and paddle boarding.


Jamie Lewis - Women's Lower Boats



















Billy Nguyen - Men’s Lower Boats