Coaches

Our amazing coaches are the heart of our family here at Belmont Rowing Center! They are passionate about rowing and committed to carrying out our mission to provide affordable, accessible recreational and competitive rowing programs for youth and adults to promote the sport, foster teamwork, and encourage physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. We are lucky to have coaches with a wide variety of experience and expertise who are ready to help you reach your goals!


Anne Turner

Anne Turner
Coaching Director
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Anne started rowing as a freshman in high school with Orlando Area Rowing Society back in 1996. After a dominating high school career, capped off by winning states and SE Regionals in 2000, she became the first recruited coxswain at Southern Methodist University. There she helped lead the team to strong performances in San Diego Crew Classic and Head of the Hooch, as well as regional regattas before graduating in 2004. In 2012 she began coxing and coaching for BRC. From 2013 to 2017, she was the Rowing Director, overseeing all the operations and programming for the organization. Returning in 2020 as Coaching Director, Anne provides support and assistance to coaches.

Coaching@belmontrowing.org


Maria Wothe
Youth Head Coach, Masters Green Coach

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Learning to row from both her mother and grandfather, as a child Maria spent her afternoons in a launch watching, learning, and eventually participating in the sport she loves. She began competitively rowing in 6th grade and was a successful high school athlete in both sweep and sculling. She won the Junior 2x at the 2015 Stotesbury Cup and made the A final at the 2015 and 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships in the 2-. Recruited to UCLA, she spent her freshmen year in the 2V and V8s before transferring to Cornell University to finish her collegiate career. Maria spent her free time coaching athletes of all ages with the Jacksonville Rowing Club, First Coast Rowing Club and the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Now, she works at TIAA which brought her to Charlotte and BRC.

Coach.Maria@belmontrowing.org


Wade Glaser

Wade Glaser
Coach

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Wade rowed for three years on the varsity squad at the University of Virginia in both the varsity 4+ and JV 8+. After earning his BA in 2010, he moved to Charlotte where he works as a high school physics teacher at Gaston Day School. He started coaching with BRC in 2011, working with both youth and masters rowers at all levels. He also continues to compete himself with a group of former collegiate rowers located in the southeast.

Coach.Wade@belmontrowing.org


Kristin Sherman

Kristin Sherman
Masters Green Coach

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Kristin rowed for three years at UVA as part of their first women’s crew, rowing in a 4+ and then a lightweight 8+ at races on the East Coast, including the Head of the Charles. In 2011, after decades away from the sport, she returned to rowing with us. As a masters rower, she has competed mostly in sweep events, but has also taken up sculling and occasionally racing in her own single. Kristin has been an educator for most of her professional life, so enjoys coaching very much.

Coach.Kristin@belmontrowing.org


Morgan Stewart
Youth Coach

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Morgan learned to row at BRC in 2017 after falling in love with erging at Greenville Indoor Rowing. In college, Morgan played volleyball for MIT. Morgan holds the Hammer (record) time for the Women’s Novice race at the Atlanta Erg Sprints, and recorded the fastest women’s marathon in C2’s 2018 rankings. Morgan is a mechanical engineer, and volunteers as a coach for indoor training and other programs. Morgan is a US Rowing Level 2 coach and is completing her Concept2 Indoor Rowing certification.

Coach.Morgan@belmontrowing.org


Patricia Stitchnoth
Learn to Row Coach

Masters Blue Coach
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Patricia fell in love with the sport of rowing in 2016 when she started volunteering for the Head of the Charles regatta while living in Boston. After spending years exclusively in single sculls, she learned to row with others in 2021 and now calls the quad her favorite boat! Patricia is a product manager in tech by day, and enjoys running, hiking, and baking in her free time.

Coach.Patricia@belmontrowing.org