Coaching Staff

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Varsity Coach Brian Chorney 

Brian 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. After two years away from the sport, Brian joined the EGR Crew staff in January 2015.

Coach Agustin Parraguez Huisman

Agustin rowed for East Grand Rapids Crew for 4 years.  He focused on sweep rowing and attended the Midwest Championship regatta in the varsity boat both junior and senior year. He currently attends Calvin College where he hopes to start a rowing team.  This is his second year coaching.

Dr. Tom Getz – Rigger

Doc Getz began rowing while attending medical school at the University of Iowa in 1981. He has rowed non-competitively since 1990.  Doc has been with East Grand Rapids Crew since the team began in 1999, with his daughter on the team for its first four years.  He looks after and maintains the boats and other equipment, helped by a team of dedicated equipment volunteers.