DRC Juniors Coach


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Andy Ivey, Head Coach

Andy Ivey came to the Dallas Rowing Club through our Learn to Row Program in March 2013. He went on to row for the DRC Masters, competed in both sprint and head races, and has raced at every regional regatta frequented by our program. This includes Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, and Waco.

In addition to being intimately familiar with this region’s racing venues, Mr. Ivey has medaled in each of the same boat categories used by the program: single (1x), double (2x), and quad (4x).

Andy joined the DRC Juniors coaching staff in the fall of 2015. He has attended both the USRowing Level 2 Coaching Course and USRowing Advanced Coaches Conference. 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. 

 

Erin Sullivan-Baca

Erin Sullivan-Baca joined the Ursuline rowing team during her junior year of high school, and has been active in the sport ever since. She rowed for four years at Texas A&M, where she was the Women's Novice Captain and Women's Varsity Captain. Her greatest rowing accomplishment is racing a marathon in a single.

Erin has coached at the junior level for six years, during which time over a dozen of her rowers have received collegiate athletic scholarships. The thing she loves most about coaching is watching enthusiastic new rowers transform into competitive racers. Of course she also loves winning. Erin is USRowing Level 1 certified.Outside of coaching, she is a PhD candidate in Clinical Neuropsychology. Her three children are all short and furry: they are 2 dachshunds and a corgi. 

Lauren Centeno

Lauren joined the DRC Juniors coaching staff at the start of the 2017-2018 season.  In college, she rowed with Texas A&M Crew and raced in many of the same regattas as DRC: Heart of Texas, Pumpkinhead, Head of the Oklahoma, etc.  Lauren comes to DRC with a year of high school coaching experience and is looking forward to developing a passion for the sport in the next generation of rowers.

When not at the boathouse, Lauren lives in Fort Worth with her husband, three dogs, and a cat and works for a life science company as a sales professional.

Kierra Mercure

Kierra is very excited to be coaching the juniors this year for the first time. Kierra joins us from The Ohio State University where she first learned to row by walking on to the women's varsity rowing team as a freshman.  You can hear from her voice that she's a proud ex-coxswain but enjoys staying fit by rowing and running several times a week as a master at the DRC.  She works full-time for American Airlines Corporate and enjoys traveling, rowing and reading in her free time.