Meet Our Coaches

Head Coach Casey Clark

Coach Casey Clark joins the Mercy Crew Team as Head Coach in the Fall of 2019

Head Coach Casey Clark


Coach Casey has been involved in crew for 19 years.  She began her crew career as a coxswain with Pittsford Crew from 2000-2004 and continued as a coxswain at the University of Vermont from 2004-2008.  She was the Novice Mens Coach at the University of Vermont from Fall 2008 to the Spring of 2013.  She has been the Head Coach of the Bedford Crew team from the Fall of 2014 to the Spring of 2018.  Most recently, she has been coaching the Novice team at Brighton since the Fall of 2018.

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Head Strength and Fitness Coach Karen Morgan

Coach Karen returns to Mercy Crew in the Summer of 2018.

Coach Karen Morgan


Coach Karen returns to the Mercy Crew team with an extensive coaching background.  She is a US Rowing Level III Certified Coach with several years of experience coaching high school, collegiate and adult rowers at Mercy, GWC, Pittsford Crew and the University of Rochester.  She also has a strength coach training background.

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Head Novice Coach Liz Kowalke

Coach Liz joined Mercy Crew in the Fall of 2017.

Liz Kowalke joined Mercy Crew in Fall 2017 as a coach for Novice. She is
certified by US Rowing as a Level II coach and has completed the requirements of the newest certification by mentoring with Ethan Curren. For 4 1/2 years Liz coached with Pittsford Crew, and then with McQuaid. Currently, she is also the Learn-to-Row coach at the Genesee Waterways Center and coaches for NAIADES Oncology Rowing. Liz began rowing in 2007 and she has rowed at one time or another, with almost every Masters rowing program in Rochester. Her education includes a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (MFCC), and additional graduate studies toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Psychoanalytic Certificate.  Liz lives in Scottsville with her husband of 40 years. They have one son plus a feisty rescued cat.

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Assistant Coach Mickey Marang

Coach Mickey joins Mercy Crew in the Summer of 2019.

Coach Mickey joins us as a former varsity rower & team captain with McQuaid Jesuit Crew. Mickey also participated in the Row For Hope program. During his time on the McQuaid team he facilitated a strong relationship between the novice and varsity teammates, and helped the novice become comfortable with the sport. He serves as Head Lifeguard, a Lifeguard Instructor and soon to be assuming the role of Lifeguard Coordinator with the Eastside YMCA. He is also working on attaining US Rowing Level II Coaching Certification. Mickey is currently finishing his Bachelor of Psychology at Nazareth College.

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