Welcome from Head Coach JayWelcome to Friends of Concord Crew! We are committed to providing an all-inclusive competitive rowing experience for capital region youth. We are proud of our successes in our first decade and humble about the work yet to be accomplished. We hope this website provides the information you need to understand, join, and support Concord Crew: who we are, what we do, schedules, results, registration information and ways to pitch in. Enjoy.
Jay Printzlau, Head Coach and Varsity Coach
Jay competed as a coxswain in high school and at Yale University. He has coached for the Syracuse Chargers, Yale, Syracuse University and The Derryfield School. Since joining Concord Crew in 2005 Jay has coached novice men, varsity men and varsity women.
Brian Nothnagel, Varsity Coach
Brian started rowing at the University of New Hampshire in the novice and varsity heavyweight 8s. While at UNH, he won gold medals at the New England Championship Regatta and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, earning invitations to the IRA regatta. He coached for Concord for a few years, highlighted by some Fish Heads, gold medals, and many top 3 finishes for his crews. Thankful to again have the time and opportunity to coach, he returns to helm the Varsity Men.
Charmie Curran, Varsity Coach
Charmie learned to row with the Amoskeag Rowing Club. She regularly places in the top five at the Head of the Charles (including a bronze medal in 2010) and other masters Regattas. Charmie was one of the original coaches for Concord Crew in 2000 then, after a short break, returned to coach the women.
Joanie Vallieres, Character Coach
I have been with Concord Crew since 2006 when my daughter, Justine began rowing. I served on the board until my term was over but continued being involved at the boathouse. I have accompanied the team as Crew Mom four times to Camp Bob and last fall began as "Character Coach" to instill and reinforce good sportsmanship and character in this wonderful group of rowers!!
Steve Garside, Men's Coach
I began rowing at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. I immediately fell in love with it, as it felt like it was part of my DNA. During my time there, I was able to row under some phenomenal coaches who were trained by rowers from all over the world. It made me stronger physically and mentally more than I ever thought possible. I knew someday, I would want to, in turn; teach others the tools that made me personally successful.
After graduating, I then spent the next 10 years of continued involvement, with the UML Rowing programing, by working at and then running the Textile River Regatta. It was at that time I was able to participate in a committee that was trying to receive an endowment to revive the slowly receding rowing program that was lacking enough funds to run properly. In the end, UML and the committee was able to work with the State of Massachusetts to acquire and repair the Belgrade Boat house with a $1 million dollar grant.
I continued to stay active in rowing after the Regattas. I was a member and coached at the Cape Coral Rowing club in Florida.
I can happily say it has quickly become a family affair. I met my wife while rowing for UML. I rowed Port and she rowed Starboard. It was a match made in heaven! Our oldest son recently decided to take up rowing and I was lucky enough to be invited to coach at the Concord Crew Progam. It looks like the family will continue the rowing tradition!
Roles of Parents, Coaches and Athletes in Sports
At right is a video we feel discusses the role of athletes, parents and coaches in sport. It discusses ways for us all to understand our roles and provide a common foundation for our athletes to progress in character as well as in rowing.