Coree brings nine years of competitive collegiate and club coaching experience with her to W-W Crew, as well as a background in competitive coxing. Coree holds a Masters of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College and won the NCAA Collegiate Women’s National Championship during undergrad studies at Western Washington University. Coree is from Washington State, but has called New England home for the past several years. Coree loves to introduce people to the great sport of rowing, and assist them in developing the knowledge to be a successful and safe rower. She enjoys driving student-athletes to recognize and achieve their performance potential.
What is your favorite crew memory?
I went to Western Washington University where I coxed for the DII crew team. My junior year I missed selection to go to NCAA National Championships to race with my team. Senior year I was selected and we won our second team Championship. I was so proud of all of us for putting in all the hard work and really supporting each other, both on and off the water.
I walked onto the local club team in Tacoma, WA, Commencement Bay Rowing Club and instantly fell in love. The sport was different, and it was a club team so I got to meet people outside of just my high school. I had done some gymnastics and dance when I was younger, but crew was the first time I was part of a competitive team. And I loved it.
What has crew done for you?
Because of rowing I have been able to take new and exciting coaching positions across the country, from Alaska to Iowa, and have loved meeting people who are just as passionate about this sport as I am. I found my career in coaching and moved to Northampton to pursue my masters degree, then onto Boston which I have fallen in love with.
It’s so exciting to introduce new people to this great sport. Coaching is a way for me to pass along my passion for crew to others.
Favorite written quote?
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make the soul grow. So do it.”- Vonnegut
Favorite spoken quote?
In reference to video review with rowers: “There is no hiding in slo-mo.” -me