Coaching Staff

Nick Koedam

Middle School Coach

Nick’s rowing career began in the summer of 2012 when he joined several high school classmates at the Treasure Coast Rowing Club. Despite enjoying a variety of sports to that point growing up, he discovered something that challenged athletes beyond anything he had experienced. He spent his junior year of high school as a novice, learning the basic techniques of the sport. After spending the fall of his senior year running cross-country and returning to the sport in the spring, he decided that rowing was his passion and something that he wanted to compete in beyond high school.

Nick found the opportunity to pursue rowing further by joining Florida Crew in the fall of his freshman year at UF. He moved immediately to varsity and made the V8 for his first race with the team at the Head of the Hooch that year. He continued to compete in both the V8 and LWT4 throughout his time with Florida Crew, making the V8 for all but one race of his collegiate career. His junior year the LWT4 won the Head of the Hooch and placed 3rd at the ACRA Championships. His senior year with Florida Crew saw continued success, winning the Head of the Hooch in the Club V8 event.

Following the completion of his four years of rowing eligibility, Nick wanted to continue to be involved with the team during his final semester at UF. He had the privilege to coach the UF novice men’s team in fall of 2018 with the team’s top boat earning 2nd at the Head of the Hooch in the club novice eight. Upon returning to the Stuart area following graduation, Nick wanted to continue to be involved with the sport. He looks forward to coaching the TCRC middle school team and sharing his passion for the sport with them. 

Keith Harwood

Middle School Coach

Keith rowed for Purdue University where he graduated with degrees in Aviation and Industrial Technology. He currently works in Digital Technology at Carrier Corporation in Palm Beach Gardens.  Keith rediscovered the sport of rowing and joined TCRC last Fall and has recently completed the course work for this USRowing Level 2 coaching certification. Keith's focus is to teach our youngest members to love the sport of rowing. In his first season at TCRC, he brought the top U15 Boys 8+ to the USRowing SE Regional Championship where they won Silver. 

Mitchell Gordon

Youth and Masters Coach

Mitchell started rowing in the first season of the Junior Rowing Team. After a successful four years of high school rowing, Mitchell attended the University of Florida and this May, 2018 graduated with a BS in Exercise Physiology. After coaching most of his summers off from UF, Mitchell took the coaching position and has become a very influential coach. Mitch completed his USRowing Level 2 coaching certification last year. This past Spring Mitchell coached his top U17 2x to the USRowing SE Regional Championship where they won Bronze!

Chris Kammel

Juniors Team and Masters Coach

Besides saving lives on a daily basis as the EMS Chief for the Martin County Fire Dept, Chris has been teaching the fundamentals of the rowing stroke to the new rowers of TCRC for three years now, and has inspired his crews to greatness. This past Spring his Freshman Boys 4+ won the FSRA Sweep State Championship and came in Second by only .9 seconds at the USRowing SE Regional Championship. The same crew traveled to the first U17/15 National Championship where TCRC won it's first Bronze medal in the U174+. The teams continued success can only be attributed to how Chris evenly divides his time among his crews with passion and knowledge. 

Stefanie Falkner

Rowing Director and Juniors Head Coach

Stefanie has been coaching the youth program for the last 9 years. Growing up in Palm City, Stefanie played multiple sports but it wasn't until she attended the University of Florida that she found rowing. 

Since then Stefanie completed her B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science after transferring to Applachian State University and worked at the Martin Health and Fitness Centers as the Group Exercise and Program Coordinator for 8 years.

Since taking on the role of Rowing Director and Juniors Head Coach, Stefanie has brought the Juniors Team to the State Championships 9 times. In 2016 the Women's Juniors 8+ placed 5th in the State and in 2017 the Women's Freshman 4+ clinched the State Championship. In May of 2017 three crews competed at the USRowing Southeast Championship moving to the A Finals and placing top 7 in the region. In 2018, her Women's Junior 8+ won the State Championship. In 2019, the Junior Women came out on top again the Varsity 2- winning the Championship. Weeks later the Junior women traveled to the USRowing SE Youth Championship and the 2- won gold, the 2x won silver and the 4x won bronze...all three crews earning bids to the Youth National Championship where they finished the season ranking 4th in the 4x, 5th in th 2- and 12th in the 2x.

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