Coach Julio Sanchez has been hired by the Oak Ridge Rowing Association as head coach of Atomic Rowing.
Sanchez is experienced as both a rower and a coach, a press release said. He has rowed on elite national teams for Argentina and Spain, and he continues to compete at the national level as a master sculler, the release said.
Sanchez recently came back from Sarasota, Florida, after competing at the FISA Masters Worlds Regatta. He also had much success as the coach of the Spanish Junior National team, as well as U.S. teams such as Miami, Sarasota Scullers, and Westerville, the press release said.
“With Oak Ridge Rowing Association having the best rowing venue in the country, I am incredibly excited to get started and work with this team,” the press release said. “The club is filled with amazing and hardworking rowers that have welcomed me with open arms.”
Citing his past successes, the Oak Ridge Rowing Association said it is excited to have Sanchez in Oak Ridge “to bring his vast knowledge of rowing.”
Sanchez will replace former Head Coach Shannon Moore, who was hired about three years ago in 2015. But Moore has resigned, and her last day was September 15.
Oak Ridge Rowing Association is a nonprofit rowing association that offers coached programs and membership to middle school, high school, and masters (ages 21+) rowers of all levels. Along with a competitive rowing program, ORRA is known as “America’s Favorite Rowing Venue,” the press release said, and it hosts more than seven nationally known regattas each year, bringing competitors to the region from around the country.
“With the mission to grow rowing in East Tennessee, Oak Ridge Rowing Association is always welcome to teaching new members the growing sport of rowing,” the release said. If you are interested in learning more, you can email the ORRA at [email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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