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.
Naomi Butterfield, Coach
Naomi started rowing at the University of Michigan as a founding member of the program many moons ago. Following college Naomi joined the Boston Rowing Club and trained in Boston for the next six years, winning US Nationals in both a 2X and in various sweep events. She has won the Head of the Charles in the lightweight 1X, the lightweight 4 and 8. Naomi was a member of the US National Team as a lightweight in both sweep and sculling. As a master rower Naomi tries to get out on the water as much as possible at the Amoskeag Rowing Club in Hooksett where she serves on its Board of Directors and she continues to race at the Head of the Charles in an 8 filled with a bunch of fun loving hard pulling women affiliated with Cambridge Boat Club. Naomi has coached at the Mile High Rowing Club in Denver, Colorado and at Brewster Academy in Wolfboro, NH. She is looking forward to the season and to working with everyone at Concord Crew!
Marisa Landry, Coach
Marisa began her rowing career with Concord Crew as a sophomore in 2010, and was a team captain her senior year. After graduating in 2012, she attended the University of Rhode Island and was a member of the Division I Women’s Rowing Team. During her time at URI the team won the Atlantic 10 Championship in 2013 and 2016, and those same two years attended the NCAA Championship.
During her time at URI she earned The Outstanding Freshman of the Year Award, Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award, and First Team All-Conference honors.
Since graduating from URI, Marisa has moved back home to NH and is working at HireAlliance, a recruiting agency in Bedford NH. Marisa helped coach the summer 2017 Learn-to-Row, and is excited to be back and coach part time with Concord Crew!
Mary Madden, Coach
Mary started rowing fall 2008 in her sophomore year of high school on the Charles with the Cambridge Rindge and Latin Crew Team in Cambridge, MA. Her senior year she was recruited and spent her four years rowing at the University of Rhode Island where she was part of the 2012 and 2013 team that won the A10 Championships. As well as competing in the summer months with the Riverside Boat Club in Cambridge. After graduating in 2015 with a bachelors in animal science, she spent another year with the women's team as a volunteer coach while working at a local animal rescue. Mary moved to New Hampshire in 2016 where she got a job as a veterinary technician at a local animal hospital. She now lives in Weare with her fiance and their rescue dog Rudder.
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!
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.
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.