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Coach Mark

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACoach Mark started with Mercy Crew in Spring 2010.

He is a USRowing Level II Certified Coach. He began his rowing career with the Greater Dayton Rowing Association (GDRA) in spring 1999. During his first years of sculling he competed in the Master’s Double at the Head of the Ohio and earned his Captain proficiency designation.

In 2003, Mark organized, recruited rowers and a coach for a Sweep rowing summer class. For the next seven years, Mark expanded the adult sweep program through recruiting, equipment acquisition and successful regatta competitions. His teams competed in numerous regattas in the Midwest (including the US Rowing Midwest Masters Championships) and at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN.

During summer and fall 2009, he coordinated and assisted the Junior coaching staff of GDRA with daily practices including on-land training, boat line up determinations, and development of practice routines and on-water coaching.



Coach Emily


Varsity Head Coach Emily started rowing in 8th grade, in the fall of 2007 for Pittsford Crew and competed throughout high school. She graduated in 2012, and proceeded to row Division 1 
at the University of Tulsa where she was recruited (signed an NLI with athletic scholarship Nov ’11) and competed at the varsity level for all 4-years of her college career.

In high school, she placed 6th at Head of the Charles in 2010 and 7th at Head of the Charles in 2011. Her notable finishes at NYS Scholastic Championships were 1st in club in the junior 8+ in 2011. In 2012, she raced in the Varsity 4+ and won NYS Scholastic Championships. Her boat placed 5th overall at Youth Nationals.

In college, she had the opportunity to compete internationally, including hopping the pond to row at the Reading Regatta and Women’s Royal Henley in London summer 2015. In 2015 and 2016 her boat finished 2nd at the American Athletic Conference. Some of her favorite races were beating Texas at the Longhorn Invitational her sophomore year, racing Oxford University in London and winning, beating OU at the Head of the Oklahoma and then winning the Knecht Cup her senior year.

She is a proficient sculler as well, competing at numerous regattas including Head of the Oklahoma, Head of the Charles (8th in 2015 and 6th in 2016), USrowing Club Nationals and Royal Canadian Henley in singles, doubles and quads.

Emily is the Head Coach of Mercy Crew, and started coaching the varsity girls in the summer of 2016. She is a USrowing Level II Coach and is continuing her coaching education.

During her time at TU, she made the CRCA Scholar-Athlete list every year that she was eligible. She intends to return for her masters in Speech-Language Pathology while coaching.



Coach Adrien

Coach Adrien Reidy joined Mercy Crew in the summer of 2015.

Adrien brings a wealth of experience to our Mercy Crew team having coached in the Rochester area with Fairport Crew and in the Buffalo area with Nardin Academy Crew. Adrien will be working part time and add significantly to our already solid coaching staff for the season.  Adrien rowed Division I at University of Buffalo.