Women’s Head Coach
Dilan started his rowing career at Rockford in 2008. He rowed for four years, he has medaled at the Canadian Secondary Scholastic Rowing regatta, and placed at nationals two different years. Dilan is coaching for his fifth year in a row, last year coaching the varsity women. He is lifeguard certified, and CPR and First Aid certified
Coach Tucker Anderson
Men’s Head Coach
Tucker started rowing as a freshmen at Rockford in the fall of 2004. Where after finishing his freshmen year at the bottom of the team, he soon wanted more. After growing mentally and physically over the next 3 years, he decided to continue rowing Grand Valley State University. Where in addition to earning a degree, he was able to train and compete at a high level. Competing in regattas across the country and internationally including Head of the Charles, The Dad Vail Regatta, and the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley, UK. He also served on the Grand Valley Rowing Board as the Treasurer. Tucker has helped out in the Spring season with the JV and novice teams since 2013.
Coach Anna Erickson
Anna started rowing fall of her sophomore year at Rockford in 2012. After a rocky start as a novice in the fall she decided to fully commit herself to the sport. So, after conditioning all winter she was able to excel in her first spring season of 2013 and earned her varsity letter. During her rowing career she earned state championships, placed twice at Midwest, and was a finalist at Nationals her junior year – none of which would have been possible without the amazing support from the coaching staff and her hardworking teammates. After graduating in 2015 as a 3 year varsity rower she declined offers to row in college and decided to stay at home with her family and to become more involved in her community. While attending Grand Rapids Community College, Anna started as a novice coach in the fall of 2015. Anna is First Aid, CPR, and AED certified and also has a certificate in Concussion Awareness.
Coach Olivia Bigelow
Olivia is joining the Rockford Rowing team as an assistant coach spring of 2018. She started rowing for Rockford in her Freshman year. She attended Indiana University for one year before returning back to the Rockford area. She is currently attending Grand Valley State University as a Nursing major. She enjoys hiking and outdoor cycling.
Coach Grant Hoffman
Grant started rowing with Rockford in his Junior year. He helped coach the middle school program for 2 years. He is working towards attending filming school at Columbia College in Chicago. On his free time he enjoys photography.
Coach Jeff Garant
Jeff was introduced to rowing in 1988, rowed 4 years for Gibraltar Carlson from 1989-1992. This was when erg pieces were 2500 meters and most of our boats were wood. You can actually see one of the boats I rowed in hanging in TGIF in Ann Arbor. ( The Pete Tank)
In 2008, Jeff joined the Indianapolis Rowing Club Masters Team and competed nationally during spring and fall seasons until 2010. In 2015, Jeff moved back to Michigan and was a volunteer coach for Forest Hills Northern during their 2016 and 2017 seasons. In 2017, Jeff moved to Rockford Michigan and joined the Rockford Rowing Team as an assistant coach. Jeff is looking forward to helping out with the 2018 season.
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