Coaches

Sprint Team Coaches

Doug (head coach) is a 9 time member of the US Wildwater team. He has competed at both the World Championships and Master's World Championships and is twice US National Champion in Wildwater. Doug was team manager for the 2011 and 2013 Jr. National Wildwater teams. He coached the Sr. US Wildwater Team in 2007 and 2014. Doug has coach training from USACK and ICF in Wildwater and Sprint. In addition to coaching, Doug is an active masters racer in sprint, surf ski, and wildwater.
Kenny raced canoe with Gig Harbor as a junior. He was on the Junior National team and raced in Junior Worlds (earning a silver in C-2), and at the Olympic Hopes Regattas and PanAm Games. He is a student at UW and coaches with SCKC during the school year.
Henry started paddling with SCKC when he was 10 years and competed with the team up to 2015 after which he began coaching the juniors. He competed at Sprint Nationals 2011-2015 and competed at the US Team Trials in 2015, making it to the finals in the 200m. He is currently a student at UW and coaches summers with SCKC.
Angela began racing canoe with SCKC when she was 13. She was selected for the Junior National team and placed 5th at the 2011 Junior World Championships. In the 2010 PanAm Championships, she took 5 bronzes. She has been a coach for SCKC since 2010, but now only in summer as she is a nursing student at WSU.
Eli rowed crew in college for 4 years. After taking a 10-year break from water sports to be a big-wall climber, she and her family embarked on 10 years of wilderness canoeing in BC and AK. In 2015, she took up sprint kayak and competed at the 2015, '16 and '17 Nationals. She is a PSIA Level III certified ski instructor and has been coaching for 25+ years at Snoqualmie where she runs a large junior nordic ski program.

 

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