Coaches and Staff


Chris Callaghan, Director of OperationsSDRC_chris
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Masters Coaching Staff

Patrick Kington – Head Coach
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Patrick started rowing in 1996 and has been coaching since 2004. He has coached at the scholastic, junior, collegiate, and international level. Kington has coached at SDRC since 2014, and has worked with the novice men, varsity men, and varsity women, becoming head coach of SDRC in 2017 and the varsity women in 2018.


Sean Dougherty - Novice/Rec Coach
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Sean was a coxswain for the Sacramento State Masters Rowing Club and Capital Crew from 2007 - 2011. During his tenure there he competed at the Masters National Championships and Youth National Championships, amongst other races held across the country. In 2010 Sean was named to the Junior Development National Team and won gold in the 8+ at the CanAmEx Regatta. The following year, he coxed the Men's 4 at the 2011 Junior World Championships and led his crew to an 8th place finish.

From 2011 - 2015, Sean was the varsity coxswain for UC San Diego. He was selected to be Team Captain by his teammates every year from 2013 - 2015.
Sean was the Novice Coach for UC San Diego during the 15' - 16' season. He then began coaching at SDRC in late 2016 and has enjoyed his time working with novice rowers from all walks of life.


Juniors Coaching Staff - HERE