Meet Our Coaching Staff

Bev Buffkin

Head Coach

Bev is a founding member of WeCanRow DC, a Level II certified coach, and assumed the head coaching duties for WCRDC in 2012. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Bev came back to rowing after finishing chemotherapy in 2004.
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Cheryl Capps

Coach

Cheryl lost her mother to breast cancer in 2004, so when the opportunity came to coach the rowers at WeCanRow DC, she saw it as a way to honor her mom’s memory and also share her love of rowing. She sculls at Potomac Boat Club.
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Angela Crooks

Coach

Since 2011, Angela has enjoyed the challenge of coaching a group with a broad range of rowing abilities and fitness levels. She learned to row at the University of Pennsylvania, and has rowed for masters clubs in Denver and Washington, DC.
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Curt Frank

Coach

Since 2005, Curt has been instrumental in the success of the Learn-to-Row weekends, sharing his gentle good humor, excellent teaching skills and his love and knowledge of the sport with all of us. His rowing and coaching career spans 20 years.
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Dorene Haney

Coach

Dorene holds a USRowing Level 1 cocahing certification, and has been coaching the WeCanRow DC novice class since 2007. She has also served as the coordinator for Capital Rowing Club’s novice program since 2009.
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Holly Metcalf

Coach

Holly won Olympic rowing gold in 1984, and numerous World Championship medals between 1981 and 1987. She has coached at the national, collegiate and local levels. In 1994, she founded Row As One Institute, Inc.
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