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Andy Wimmer: Director of Rowing / Men's Varsity Head Coach


As the UA CREW program continues to grow stronger, the center pillar of that success rests with our new Director of Rowing for UA Crew and Head Coach for our men's team, Coach Andy Wimmer.
 
Coach Andy Wimmer brings 25 years of experience in the Central Ohio rowing community to UA CREW.  Andy was both a rower and served as captain of the OSU Rowing Club, medaling in several prominent Regattas and as a coach.
 
His accomplishments include the UA CREW Women's Head Coach from 2008 to 2011, UA CREW Men's Head Coach from 2015 to 2018, and Head Coach/Director of Rowing for OSU Club from 2018 to 2020.   If Andy looks familiar, then you have seen him this past fall when he returned to UA CREW as an assistant coach on the Women's team. 
 
“I truly believe that our team is one of the best experiences offered to the student body at the High School. With the caliber of students and parents in the Upper Arlington community, we can build this program into a perennial championship contender.”
 
Coach Wimmer is eager to harness each rower’s passion and knows that retention is the way to measure success. The coach wants parents to know that the enhancements made to the program are being done to increase the rower’s individual strengths and thus the team performance.

Coach Wimmer is the proud father of twins and another child who may be a CREW Novice in the fall.  Off the river, Coach Wimmer is on his way to become a registered representative in the financial advisory world.

Katie Wuebker: Women's Head Coach


 
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A sense of community and an environment of acceptance is what drives Coach Katie Wuebker. These are the attributes that she plans to perpetuate. As a UAHS grad and a UA CREW alumnus, Katie is thrilled to return to her CREW roots where she feels most at home.

Katie admits that although she really didn’t feel very coordinated for most sports, she felt that CREW was a sport that was custom designed for her. And for the past 18 years, she is a successful rower as well as a coach and mentor. Her passion took her all the way to the Big 10 where she was coaching for Michigan State, a rowing environment that is the most competitive circuit in the country.

Regardless of achieving her goal, she always knew that UA CREW was her home and through a series of events, she achieved her next goal of being our Varsity Girls’ Head Coach. Her coaching style is a combination of engagement, personal growth, and development of the athlete, especially helping the rower realize their full potential.

As a senior, Katie was in the Varsity Girls 4+ that qualified for Youth Nationals. At OSU, she was a member of the 2011 Big Ten Championship team and stroked the 2V4 that won Big Ten in 2012. With what little shelf space was left on her trophy case, she also won the Spare Pair exhibition race at NCAAs 2012. In addition to her new role and past successes, Katie is spearheading the efforts to establish a Middle School Rowing Program that targets 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

Through partnership with UA Parks & Recs. This new program could help grow the team and continue the tradition of excellence and acceptance that Katie herself experienced when she first entered Griggs Reservoir back in the Fall of 2004 when she was a UA CREW Novice.



UA Crew Assistant Coaches and Novice Coaches

The rest of UA Crew's amazing coaching staff is rounded out by a group of highly talented and experienced people:

Ed Byrd, [email protected] 
Phillip Chalmers, [email protected] 
Kristina Hallof, [email protected]
Johann McGwire, [email protected] 
Scott Shapiro, [email protected]
Richard Witt, [email protected] 


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