Meet Our Coaches

Contact Links

Individual Coaches:

Adrien.reidy@gmail.comlizkowalke@yahoo.com

If you know you will not be able to make a practice e-mail: nopractice@mercycrew.org


Coach Adrien Reidy

Coach Adrien joined Mercy Crew in the summer of 2015.  She is the head coach for the Spring 2018 season

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.

Contact Coach Adrien:  Adrien.reidy@gmail.com


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 and a feisty rescued cat.

Contact Coach Liz:  Coach.liz@mercycrew.org


Coach Kalila Elahi

Coach Kali joined Mercy Crew in the Fall of 2016.

Kali rowed for 4 years at The Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently rows with Flower city rowing. She has been sculling for 3 years. She is also working to complete her master’s degree in Biology at SUNY Brockport.

Contact Coach Kali:  kalilaelahi@gmail.com