MEET THE ORRA STAFF

Each staff member at ORRA is committed to helping our members and guests achieve their goals.  Our professional and knowledgable staff is determined to make your experience at ORRA a great one.

 

Shannon Moore - Head Coach, Atomic Rowing Programs

Shannon Moore was named Head Coach for the Atomic Rowing Programs in August 2015. In this capacity, she will direct the developmental and competitive programs for Junior Novices, Men's and Women's Varsity, and Adult rowing programs. 

Shannon Moore was a decorated rower for the Ohio State University, was a Member of the US Rowing National Team, and medaled in both the Women’s 4+ and 8+ in the USRowing National Championships during her amateur rowing career.

Shannon has 17 years of coaching experience, including international, collegiate and competitive club and high school programs. She has applied her formal education and practical experience in technical and physiological training, nutrition, and cardio fitness to produce gold medal-winning teams in the most prestigious events in the US and Canada. Shannon returns to ORRA after guiding the Atomic Women’s Varsity team to a gold medal at the 2014 USRowing Southeast Regional Championships. She will again run the Women’s Varsity program in addition to her Head Coach responsibilities. 

Shannon Moore has a Bachelors of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Human Ecology and a Masters of Science degree from Columbia University in Applied Physiology and Nutrition.

Email Shannon at shannon@orra.org

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Evelyn Radford - Coach, Administrations Manager

Evelyn Radford began her rowing career on the waters of Melton Hill Lake.  An Oak Ridge native, Evelyn began as a novice coxswain in 2004.  A year later, she moved up to the position of rower and eventually team captain of the varsity squad.  During the summer, Evelyn represented Southeast Juniors at Club Nationals, placing third in the Second Women's Varsity 8+ in 2007 and second in the First Women's Varsity 8+ in 2008.  

In 2009, Evelyn walked on to the University of Tennessee Women's Division I Rowing Team, where she competed in such prestigious events as Conference USA, Head of the Charles, and the NCAA Championships.  Over her four years at Tennessee, not only did Evelyn receive her Bachelor's of Science in Communication Studies, but she put these skills to work for her as team captain and leader.  Some of her favorite moments included winning gold in the Women's Club 8+ at the 2011 Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, winning the Women's Varsity 8+ race at Conference USAs, and becoming a Conference USA Champion in 2010 and 2012.  Now, Evelyn is excited to be back in her home town, sharing her passion and love of the sport with those around her.

Email Evelyn at eradford@orra.org

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LISA LOUNSBERY – Coach, Atomic Masters Level 1 & 2

Lisa Lounsbery began rowing in 2014.  She took ORRA’s one month learn to row and was hooked.  Lisa is bow seat in the Women’s Double and Women’s Quad, and has medaled in both boats.  In the summer of 2015, she began helping the coaches with adult novices by rowing with them in the quad.  For 2 summers Lisa worked with new rowers sharing her passion and knowledge of the sport.  In March of 2017 Lisa came onto ORRA’s staff as the Adult Novice Coach.

When not coaching, you can find Lisa out on the water with her double partner, Holly, practicing for head race season.  And occasionally you will find her coxing an eight at open row.

Email Lisa at llounsbery@orra.org.

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Sarah McAuliffe - Regatta Director

Sarah McAuliffe brings a love and long history of rowing to Oak Ridge Rowing Association. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee, and competed for UT's Lady Vols rowing program during her undergraduate years.

Sarah is a decorated scholar-athlete, a member of the C-USA, SEC, and Big-12 Honor Rolls in 2012-2015, and the 2014 C-USA All-Conference Team and 2015 Big 12 All-Conference Team.

She has a distinguished volunteer history, working with Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Club, the Salvation Army, Special Olympics, and a number of other charitable organizations.

Email Sarah at smcauliffe@orra.org