Coaches


Head Coach

Dr. Ryan Krch began rowing in 1993 and joined Rio Salado Rowing Club the first Arizona Rowing Club in 1997 prior to the completion of Tempe Town Lake, the club's home water. Dr. Krch became active with the board of directors at Rio soon after and started coaching for Rio Salado in 2002, also launching Rio Salado's first junior program that year. In the Fall of 2009, he became the novice coach for Tempe Junior Crew. That same year his TJC athletes medaled nationally and internationally at the prestigious and very competitive Brentwood Regatta in Canada. Also in that year his Men's 4x raced to a 5th place finish at USRowing Southwest Regional Championship, becoming the first novice men's boat from Arizona to advance to the grand final. In the summer of 2010, Ryan was hired by Brophy College Preparatory as their head coach. In his second year of this program he coached a boat to silver at the USRowing SW Junior Regional Championships 2012 and to a ninth place finish at USRowing Youth National Championships. In addition to coaching, Ryan has served as President of Rio Salado and remains an active rower. His competitive accomplishments include stroking a masters Men's 8+ to bronze at the 2003 San Diego Crew Classic, and winning gold in the Men's 4+ (2003) and the Men's single (2009 & 2010) at USRowing SW Masters Regionals. Dr. Krch was a naturopathic physician in clinical practice for 10 years and brings a strong emphasis on injury prevention, sports nutrition, and sports psychology to his programs. He holds a USRowing Level 1 Coaching Certification.




JV Coach

Lucas Duncan Bio Coming Soon




Novice Coach

Kirstin MacLean Bio Coming Soon




Assistant Coach

Carter Radcliffe began rowing in 2008 with Tempe Junior Crew and the Brophy College Preparatory crew team. In his first year of varsity rowing, he bowed the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA and the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN. These are two of the biggest regattas in the United States each year. In 2011, second year varsity brought with it another trip to Head of the Charles in the 4x and a gold medal in the 4x at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival in Newport, CA. He was also elected Team Captain and Vice President of the Rowing Club at Brophy. In fall 2011, Carter was brought on by Brophy Crew as the Novice Rowing coach for the 2011-12 season. His background is primarily sculling and rowing as bow seat in sculling boats. Currently, Carter is a student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems.




Regatta Coach

Ryan Hemelt began rowing in 2007 with Tempe Junior Crew and the Brophy College Preparatory crew team.  His novice year he won silver in the Men's Junior Novice 8+ at the Brentwood Regatta in Canada, being the first men's boat from Arizona to medal internationally. In his first year of varsity rowing, his Men's Junior A 4+ won at the Head of the Oklahoma, and he took the bronze in the Men's Junior A 8+.  In 2009, Ryan was elected captain of both TJC and Brophy, and competed at regattas across the country including Head of the Charles and the Head of the Hooch.  He joined the Rio Salado coaching staff in the spring of 2010, and his Masters Novice Womens 1x placed 5th at the USRowing SW Regional Championship.  In fall of 2010, Ryan was brought on by San Diego Rowing Club to be an assistant coach and work with the Varisty Men scullers. Ryan is currently a rowing instructor at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center and co-owner of the SW Scholastic Development Camp with head coach, Ryan Krch. Ryan is a junior at University of San Diego studying Finance and Sports Psychology.