Matt Stares, Head Coach

Matt rowed competitively for 10 years, starting at Bedford Modern School in the UK at the age of 16, progressing to Molesey Boat Club and the University of London (ULBC) - the elite rowing program for student athletes of the 18 colleges and institutions that form the University of London. ULBC remains the most successful UK university rowing team with 45 wins at Henley Royal Regatta, representation at every Olympic Games since 1960, 212 students selected to represent Great Britain at U23 and Senior World Championships and 135 Olympic and World Championship medals.

Since then, he coached his alma mater, University College London, Homerton College and Pembroke College at Cambridge University before moving to the United States in 2010 with his wife and two daughters. Matt serves as a Director of the University of London Boat Club Trust and still races with Tyrian Club, the University of London’s alumni club, at the Head of the Charles Regatta each year.

Joining EGR Crew in 2020, Matt is a licensed Architect and supported Jeff Olsen to conceive of, design and build the new boathouse.

He has had the enormous fortune of (still) competing with and being taught by world class Olympic athletes and coaches, so is excited to continue to share some of this experience with EGR Crew.

Brian Chorney, Assistant Head Coach

Brian Chorney rowed 5 years at Case Western Reserve University, holding team lightweight erg records and spending four years as captain. After moving to the Boston area, he competed for Community Rowing Inc., Gentle Giant Rowing Club, and The Little Harbor Boat Club. Brian served as the head coach at Endicott College in Beverly, MA from 2008 to 2012, leading the Gulls to two New England Collegiate Rowing League Championships. He has been part of the team since 2015.