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Junior Coaches

Jaime Velez
Director of Rowing &
Varsity Women's Head Coach 

A California native, Jaime is the Director of Rowing at Los Gatos Rowing Club.

Jaime began his rowing career at Dartmouth College and was a member of the Varsity Heavyweight Crew. While at Dartmouth, he earned the Marshall A. Robinson Award for most improved rower and 2nd team All Ivy in his 3rd year. Upon graduation, he moved to Philadelphia where he rowed and coached at the famed Vesper Boat Club. He represented Vesper Boat Club at the 2008 Olympic trials in pairs racing.

Phone: 408-375-8681

Peter Cannia
Varsity Women's Assistant Coach

Peter (Pete) Cannia has spent most of his life involved in rowing. A San Francisco native, he was taught to row by his father, a member of the South End Rowing Club.

Pete has served as an instructor for the City of Tempe Parks and Recreation Rowing Program (TTLR) and Xavier College Prep (XCP) as well as Tempe Junior Crew. As head coach for both Tempe Town Lake Junior Crew in 2011, XCP Crew in 2012, and now TJC, he qualified multiple boats to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships.

More than 15 of the rowers he coached have gone on to row in Division 1 college programs. To date, two of his athletes were invited to Junior National Team Selection Camps, highlighted by one of his athletes representing the United States in the men’s double at the 2014 World Junior Rowing Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Pete joined the LGRC coaching staff in 2017.


Channing Walker
Varsity Men's Head Coach

Photo and bio coming soon.


Rick Ruddell
Varsity Men's Assistant Coach 

Rick began rowing in 2005 for the Oregon Association of Rowers (now SERC). As a junior, he competed in the Brentwood Invitational and Opening Day Regatta, before eventually taking the 4x- to a 12th place finish in the 2008 Junior National Championships. Recruited to Gonzaga University, Rick proceeded to race in four straight IRA National Championships, placing as high as 17th. After finishing his Master's in School Counselling, Rick found his way to Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose and eventually joined the Men's Varsity staff at LGRC as the Second Assistant Coach. 


Patrick Lynch
Varsity Men's Assistant Coach

Patrick Lynch began his coaching career at LGRC in 2004. He has coached all programs in some capacity since then and was interim director of the rowing club while Head Coach of the Varsity Women in 2009.

Teams he has worked with, as head coach or assistant coach, have won multiple regional and national championships. Patrick believes in providing a positive and challenging work environment for his athletes and a space in which they can grow physically and mentally.  He has the highest level certification through US Rowing. 

He earned his B.A. in Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and his Multiple Subject CLAD Teaching credential through CSU Monterey Bay. He teaches second grade in Morgan Hill and works to encourage all his students, much like his athletes, toward empathy and integrity. He has volunteered for the Special Olympics and the Pacific Autism Center for Education for many years. He is also a singer songwriter, who strongly believes in the power of music to bring people together. 


Novice Women's Assistant Coach

Photo and bio coming soon.


Max Moyer
Novice Men's Head Coach

Max Moyer rowed at LGRC during his four years at Los Gatos High School. After graduation, he became an assistant coach at LGRC. Max then left coaching to study commercial photography, returning to coaching in 2017. 


TJ LaScola
TJ LaScola
Novice Men's Assistant Coach 

TJ rowed three years in high school, starting sophomore year at LGRC. He attended the University of Alabama where he walked onto the men’s rowing club team. During his time at Alabama, TJ won gold in his novice 4 and silver in his novice 8. TJ left the University of Alabama after the fall semester of 2017 and started coaching at LGRC in the spring of 2018. 


Middle School Coaches 

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