PCRA Announces New Masters Coach

Chris Ives announced as new Masters Coach

Chris has coached people of all ages at, among other places: the renowned Craftsbury Sculling Center, NYU; Sarah Lawrence College; Saugatuck RC; and Brunswick School. Chris was most recently the Head Masters Coach at the Greenwich Water Club in Greenwich, CT.

Chris has helped junior rowers and endurance athletes gain acceptance to top universities across the country (Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Penn, Harvard, Wisconsin, Virginia, USC, etc.). While rowing on the water is useful, Chris has proven the most efficient and effective way to get young athletes up to speed and on track for college rowing is through the use of indoor rowing machines and land based training. 

Chris is an avid participant in indoor rowing, as well as an extraordinary coach. His own training has landed him on the podium at the Indoor Rowing World Championship CRASH B's many times, including most recently in 2014, when Chris took home the hammer with a first‐place finish in the 50-54 year-old category.  As Concept 2’s first Master Instructor, he helped fitness centers across the world implement indoor rowing programs.

Chris' on-water rowing career began at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a member of the varsity crew that won the Dad Vail Championship (1980) and which he captained in his senior year. His experience in National Team Training Camps provided him with invaluable coaching from Kris Korzeniowski (US National Team Coach) and Dietrich Rose (Coached 1984 Silver Medal 4+), and the opportunity to row with top American rowers. Chris continued as a competitive masters rower over the years, winning gold medals at many major North American and European regattas.

Chris, who holds a Masters degree from Columbia University Teachers College in Counselling and Organizational Psychology, brings his knowledge of team building and sports psychology to all his coaching techniques.

MaryAnn Provenzano