Coaches

Program Director / Varsity Boys Coach – Katy Ruderman – katy.ruderman@gmail.com

Katy RudermanKaty Ruderman was appointed Program Director for the Brookline High School Rowing Team in the Fall of 2012. In 2011 the boys placed third in the state she took the Lightweight 8+ and the Pair to National where the placed 4th and 16th, respectively. In 2012 the boys swept Gold at the MSPRA taking State Champions title. The Boys Pair and Ltwt 8+ went on to qualify for Nationals at OakRidge, TN where they came in 9th and 12th. Katy continued her winning ways in 2013 by taking Silver at MSPRA and sent a Ltwt Double and Four to Nationals. The Ltwt Double took the Gold. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 BHS boys had at least two boats in the top 12 nationally, including gold in 2015 for the Double.

Katy began her rowing career as a freshman at Brookline High School. Katy rowed in boats that won the state championship, Q cup, and medaled at regionals. She also swam for Brookline, and as a senior was captain of both the swim team and rowing team. Katy rowed for Boston University crew, and has been on the Brookline coaching staff since 2008.

Varsity Girls Coach – Andy McLaughlin – andy.j.mclaughlin@gmail.com

McLaughlin

Andy began his rowing career at Hanover High School back in 2006. He rowed with the program for three years and made several appearances at NEIRA.

Andy attended Skidmore College where he continued to row. During his three years in the varsity boat he earned medals at the Head of the Fish, and competed at Dad Vails and ECACs. He was elected captain his senior year, and graduated with a BS in Exercise Science in 2012.

Andy has been a JV and novice coach with Brookline and Riverside since 2014.

JV Boys Coach – Catie Szymanoski – catieszymanoski@hotmail.com

picture of Catie SzymanoskiCatie has been the JV boys coach since the spring of 2014.

Catie began her rowing career as a 7th grader at Schenectady Rowing Club in upstate New York. She continued to row and cox throughout high school, competing in state and national championships. Catie was a coxswain for Aqueduct Rowing Club maters and adult learn to row programs.

Catie continued her rowing career coxing Division I for the University of Rhode Island for four years. While there she helped aid the team to Atlantic 10 championship titles in 2010 and 2012 as well as coxing the team’s first ever appearance at the Henley Women’s Regatta in Henley England. As a senior Catie was appointed team captain.

After finishing her fours competing with the team Catie then coached for URI for two years. Her first year there she coached the varsity 4+ to a first place finish as the Atlantic 10 championship which helped guide the team to their fourth overall championship and first time appearance at the NCAA Championship. Her second year coaching she helped lead the team to a second place overall all finish at the A10 championships.

JV Girls Coach – Ildi Gaal  – igaal@wellesley.edu

Novice Boys Coach – Nigel Harriman – nwh23@cornell.edu

Novice Girls Coach – Eddy Mog – edwardmog3@gmail.com

picture of Eddy MogEddy Mog began his rowing career as a walk-on to the UMass Amherst Men’s Rowing Club. He rowed through his four years at UMass, making annual appearances at NERC’s, ECAC’s, and ACRA Club National Championships in 2014. He graduated from UMass in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Eddy was the Boys & Girls’ Novice Coach for Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, PA in the 2015 spring season, and Land Coach for the Riverside Juniors in the fall of 2015. He has coached the novice girls since spring 2016.

Land Coach, Novice Assistant – Cody Tipton – tiptonca@bu.edu

Land Coach, Novice Assistant – Philip Kenney – philip.kenney42@gmail.com

Volunteer Assistant – Theo Nygren – theonygren@gmail.com