Head Coach - Varsity Boys
Coach Ogden began rowing in 1985 in Cazenovia, a small suburb of Syracuse. Coming to the SUNY Geneseo team with 8 years of rowing experience he rowed in varsity boats his freshman year. He was elected captain twice, which in those days meant unofficial coach, as there was no funding for an actual coach. After heading to the University of Maine to study climate change and then to New Hampshire to work in adolescent psychology, he and his wife returned to Rochester and he started coaching for Brighton Rowing Club. He went on to the University of Rochester for a degree in education and began teaching 8th grade science in Brighton at TCMS. He left BRC full time in 2005 because of the constraints of the new job as well as the two young children at home. He returned to BRC in 2021 and is happy to be back on the water!
Varsity Girls Coach
Coach DJ is Brighton alum who learned to row with BRC. He then rowed at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a BA in Economics. He spent 3 years as the Varsity coach for North Allegheny High School. For the past 5 years he worked at Three Rivers Rowing during the day as an Administrative Assistant and most recently Campus Manager. He was also the Varsity Boys and competitive summer camp coach there. He has worked on several USRowing projects and is a member of the ADM committee, which works on aligning our sport with long-term athlete development (LTAD) principles. We are excited that he has returned to BRC!
In his spare time he likes to bike, read and tinker on projects. He is really excited to be back on the Genesee and am looking forward to working with the entire BRC community.
Coach Kennedy rowed for the first time in 2016 with GRC’s learn to row camp. She was then guided to join Brighton Rowing Club to continue through high school. Kennedy was very successful throughout her high school rowing career between regattas and attending ergattas in the winter. As early as she had started rowing, she knew that she wanted to continue rowing in college. After graduating from Brockport High in 2019, Kennedy started rowing for St. John Fisher and is now the team captain. She hopes to graduate in 2023 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, minors in Biology and Pre-Health, and then to continue on to receive a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
Bio coming soon!