PCRA Announces Head Girls Coach
PCRA is excited to announce the addition of Justin Stangel as Head Girls Coach. Justin joins PCRA from Syracuse University where he served as Associate Head Coach of Syracuse University Men’s Rowing, and men’s recruiting coach. Prior to his role with the men’s team, he served as Assistant Coach for the women’s rowing team.
The addition of Stangel comes at a time of impressive growth for PCRA. Adding a collegiate level coach who has had success at the elite level, to the already impressive team is an incredible opportunity for the club. With a dedicated head girls and boys coach, Director of Youth Rowing Henrik Rummel will focus on working with the coaches and athletes from both the girls and boys team, as well as serving as the assistant coach to the girls team.
"I want to thank Henrik Rummel and the Board for the opportunity to work with the athletes at Pelham Community Rowing Association" says Justin. "It was clear during the interview process that the other coaches, athletes and members are passionate about rowing and I look to bring that same enthusiasm to the community. I am excited to get started at PCRA and continue the growth and competitiveness of the program."
“Justin comes extremely highly recommended, and with a ton of coaching experience. We are very lucky to have him” says Director of Youth Rowing, Henrik Rummel. “Our girls program is in a great spot for the future right now. We have a lot of young talent on the squad, and I believe we now have the coaching staff to continue on the work we’ve done and bring our club to the next level. PCRA has made great strides over the past twelve months, on both the girls and boys side, and this hire ensures that PCRA’s future will continue to be bright.”
Stangel was a member of the United States senior national team from 2010-2012. In 2011 he was in the Men’s Pair that qualified the USA in the men’s pair event for the Olympics. He graduated from Syracuse in 2007 with a degree in health and exercise science. After Syracuse, he attended and rowed at Oxford University and served as vice president of the University Boat Club from 2008-2009.
Justin’s wife, Elizabeth, is the new Athletic Director at Sacred Heart Greenwich.