DRC Juniors Coaches

Brian Roberts, Head Coach

Brian Roberts has been with the Dallas Rowing Club since the spring of 2012. He came on as the primary sweep coach and worked with the Men's Pair. The pair was the first sweep boat the DRC ever entered at the USRowing Youth National Championship and they went on to take 7th place overall. He has since coached DRC scullers to similar success, most recently with a Bronze Medal in the Men's 2x at the 2016 USRowing National Championship.  

Brian began his rowing career as a high school sophomore at the Norwalk River Rowing Association in Norwalk, CT. He went on to row at the University of Michigan where he took home medals at the ACRA National Championship in the Freshman Eight, 2nd Varsity Eight, Varsity Double, and Varsity Pair. He currently competes at the Master's level and has taken home gold in the Men's A Quad.

Brian's coaching experience has also included Youth and Master's rowing at the Norwalk River Rowing Association and at the Ann Arbor Rowing Club.  Brian assumed the Head Coach position in the Fall of 2016 following the retirement of long-time head coach Jules Slim.

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Andy Ivey, Assistant Coach

Andy Ivey attended Learn to Row at the Dallas Rowing Club in March 2013. He went on to race in four regattas his first season with DRC Masters. He followed up with a 2014 season that included eight regattas in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, and Waco. He has medaled in the single (1x), double (2x), and quad (4x) in both sprint and head races.

Andy joined the DRC Juniors coaching staff in the fall of 2015. He is a native of Dallas and lives in the city with his wife and their twin boys. He is also employed as a government/defense technology contractor.