Director / Head Coach
Davis Bales III
The Board is made up of interested members of the community, parents of rowers, and alumni. It is responsible for setting policies and oversight of the rowing program, and assists in operations management of the organization from day-to-day to long-term strategic planning.
First Coast Rowing Club began as Stanton Rowing in 1990 when students approached two Stanton College Preparatory School biology teachers to ask if they would start a rowing team. Since that time the team has grown and includes the entire First Coast area of Florida and competes regionally and nationally.
Tess Durant and Steve Hitchcock are the founders of First Coast Rowing and served as co-head coaches and sponsors of the rowing program until 2015. Coaches Durant and Hitchcock have volunteered their time and talents to the program for many years. Both are retired biology teachers from Stanton College Preparatory School.