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Who We Are

The staff at Coastal Virginia Community Rowing has come together from various backgrounds to create and expand interest in the sport of rowing across the community; engage participants from our community, ensuring inclusion and diversity; safely pursue teaching, training and competing at all rowing levels, and support and develop athletes for competition at the local, regional, national and international levels.

 Get to know the amazing team at Coastal Virginia Community Rowing!


Juniors and Masters Coach

Coach Kuch is the Head Coach for Cox Crew Club. In 2016, their team qualified both a men's and women's team boat for the National Championships.  

Coach Kuch was a scholarship athlete at George Mason University where she served as co-captain for the women's rowing team. After graduation with a degree in Physiology, her rowing career flourished. Coach Kuch won gold in the lightweight single and double at the 2002 USRowing National Championship. She also won bronze in the lightweight single at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She went on to compete with the US National Rowing Team in the women's lightweight quad at the 2005 FISA World Championship in Gifu, Japan.

Coach Kuch is a software systems analyst with a degree in exercise science.

Juniors Coach

Coach Davis has served as the assistant coach at First Colonial High School where he rowed for all four years. His senior year he stroked the MV4 that finished 5th at the VASRA State Championship.

Coach Davis graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2021 with a degree in Elementary Education. He is a third grade teacher at Holland Elementary.


 Juniors and Masters Coach

Coach Hudson is currently the Head Coach at First Colonial High School. She attended George Mason University where she was a scholarship athlete and studied Health and Physical Education and Exercise Science.

She has excelled in a variety of sports which led her to a career in teaching and coaching in Northern Virginia. Kate has coached her boats to States for several years, and under her coaching the Women’s 2nd Varsity 8 placed 6th at the National Finals.  

Juniors Coach

Debbie Grell coaches at Norfolk Academy, and for the past 12 years she has worked with both the girls novice and varsity teams. She started rowing her senior year of high school at East Lyme High School in Connecticut. In college, Coach Grell coxswained for the men's team at Jacksonville University in Florida. The highlight of her rowing career was winning a bronze medal in the MLt4 at the 1979 Dad Vail Championship Regatta in Philadelphia. She is also a USRowing Level 2 certified coach.

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Juniors Coach

Coach Hill began rowing at Berkeley Preparatory school in Tampa, Florida. He participated in many scholastic state and national regattas. In November of 2013, he rowed 24 hours with his doubles partner on the Hillsborough river to fund programs that connected underprivileged children to the sport.

Juniors and Masters Coach

Coach Peck was the Team Manager and Assistant Coach for Cox Crew Club from 2015-2017. Her primary role at CVCR is to provide fitness training on land to enhance the team’s performance on water.

As a collegiate scholarship soccer player, Coach Peck helped lead her team to an NAIA National Championship. She earned a BA in Psychology from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, and a MA in Special Education from Point Loma University, San Diego, CA. 


Juniors, Masters, and Veterans Coach

Coach Buchanan is the Founder and Executive Director of Virginia Beach Veterans Rowing, Inc. and also coaches for Cox Crew Club. She has proudly coached Team Navy at the 2018 & 2019 Warrior Games, and continues to provide coaching for the Navy Wounded Warrior program.

Coach Buchanan attended the University of San Diego where she competed in the Division I women's varsity 8. She also competed with the elite racing team at Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia.

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