Head Coach : David Hammond
David, also known as Dave, started rowing in his freshman year of high school at Everett Rowing Association in Washington, continuing as an athlete through college at Orange Coast College and Washington State University. His coaching background is also at Everett, where he coached novice and varsity women, and served as Head Coach of the program during the summers. Dave was deeply influenced by his novice coach, Bill Clifford, who taught him hard work and dedication, permanently changing his life and leading to taking up coaching as a profession. Beyond his career as an athlete and coach, Dave has also worked to refurbish used boats at Pocock Racing Shells.
He's been Head Coach for UC Davis Women's Rowing since Fall 2016.
"Coaching is my chosen profession due to its profound effect on my life. I hope to be a positive effect on my athletes’ lives in the way my novice coach was to me. I deeply believe in the continuation of the great culture the athletes and their predecessors have created at UCD. I'm thrilled about the opportunity to coach the UC Davis women this year, and I am very excited to get the season started!"
Novice Coach : Stephanie Beachley
Stephanie was born and raised in Sacramento and began her rowing journey in high school rowing for Capital Crew. Since then, she’s also spent five years coaching for the same Capital Crew team, coaching both novice and varsity level athletes. Stephanie graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in Sports Journalism, but ultimately decided that it was coaching, not journalism, that was her calling.
This is Stephanie’s first year coaching for UC Davis Women’s Rowing.
“I love this sport because you're not just joining a team, but a culture. I jumped at the opportunity to coach for UC Davis because the ambitions and passion shown by the current Varsity members was so inspiring to me. Both the officers' council and other members work so hard to bring success to their team. I can't wait to bring aboard our new Novices and welcome them into this amazing program!”