Head Coach Robert Greenwood
Coach Bob has been Coach of Westfield Crew for 15 years starting in the spring of 2005. Head Coach since 2006, Coach Greenwood began his rowing career with the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association of Princeton, NJ and is a U.S. Rowing Class 1 certified coach.
After a long athletic career competing and coaching many sports both in private and public schools, Coach Greenwood came to rowing after a personal quest for a more fulfilling personal and athletic experience. Initially trained by Princeton University coaches with the Lakers, Coach Greenwood has experienced many rowing sessions and clinics with some of the top level instructors in the rowing community. These instructors include Steve Wagner, head coach of Rutgers University and Director of Black Bear Sculling; Topher Bordeau, head coach for Dartmouth College; Paul Bogenhagen, head hoach for Bucknell University; Tom Hewitt, head coach for Stockton College and U.S. Rowing Coaching Instructor; Marlane Royal, staff writer for Rowing News and Co-Director of Craftsbury Sculling Center; Jim Joy, Director of the Canadian National Team for 35 years.
Coach Greenwood is a multiple grant winner with Concept2 and the Westfield Foundation and has been a teacher for 25 years, 19 years in the Westfield School District.
Coach Dave rowed at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. It was at Duquesne that Coach Dave started his love of rowing and competing at the D1 level. Coach rowed in the Men’s Novice 4, Open 8 and Varsity Four. His team traveled across Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, gaining top 10 finishes, and first place medals against many prestigious universities. We went to Dad Vails all four years and accomplished semi-final births each year.
Once his years were over at Duquesne, he came home to New Jersey and went to Kean University and acquired his teaching degree, specializing in Kindergarten through high school Health and Physical Education. It was back in New Jersey that he acquired his Level 2 U.S.Rowing Coach Certificate.
He has taught in Summit, Jersey City and is presently employed at Honor Ridge Academy, in Clark New Jersey teaching elementary Health and Physical Education.. This is Coach Dave’s third year coaching with Coach Greenwood and is delighted to be affiliated with Westfield Competitive Rowing and looking forward to many great seasons with the team.