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

Evelyn Radford

Evelyn Radford

Evelyn Radford - Coach, Coaching Coordinator and Administrator

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, after placing first at the indoor erg competition in Chattanooga, 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

Matt Kaminski - Coach, Atomic Masters Rowing Program

In October 2015, Matt Kaminski joined ORRA's Atomic Rowing Program as the Master's Coach, with responsibility for executing the recreational, developmental, and competitive programs for the Adult rowing program.

Matt Kaminski had a distinguished Junior rowing career, highlighted by a gold medal in the Men's Junior 8+ in Great Britain's National Championship (1986), and a very successful collegiate career that included FIRA (Team Champions), SIRA (undefeated in MV8), and Dad Vail medals in MV8. He has coached at scholastic and collegiate programs since completing college, producing a significant list of medalists. Matt  has been very successful placing scholastic rowers in Division 1 rowing programs.

Matt has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Psychology. He volunteers in his spare time for a variety of socially conscious activities including crisis counseling, and working as a victim's advocate.

Email Matt at mkaminski@orra.org

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MARC DEROSE - COACH, Novice Men

Marc DeRose began his coaching career in Montreal, Canada in 1997.  Since then he’s held several coaching positions around the United States and Canada.  
In 1999, DeRose began his college coaching career as head coach of the men’s rowing team at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  There he led the team to one of its most successful records in team history.  Concurrently, DeRose spent some time working with the Under-23 lightweight team at the Ottawa Rowing Club; an effort which yielded a Canadian National Championship and national bronze medal in addition to two Canadian Henley first place finishes.  
Following UMass, DeRose served as head coach of the lightweight men’s team at Columbia University in New York City.  During his five years at Columbia, DeRose’s teams finished 2nd and fourth nationally.  While at Columbia, DeRose also coached the U.S. Under-23 lightweight four to a 11th place finish at the 2007 U23 World Championships.  In addition to this DeRose coached the Guatemalan single to a 13th place finish at the 2005 World Championships. 
He then took on a new role at the University of Central Florida as assistant women’s rowing coach – a position he would leave after one year only to return two years later.  Between coaching at University of Central Florida, DeRose became the assistant coach at the University of Miami and then the head coach for the St. George’s School in Vancouver, Canada.  While at St. George’s, DeRose led the team to a Canadian School Boy National Championship in the eight.  
DeRose then moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to assume a role coaching with the Atomic Juniors Rowing program.  While there he’s coached various programs and rowers.  Most notably was his work with the 2015 women’s single which yielded top six finishes at US National Championships and Canadian Henley as well as a southeast regional gold medal.   
When not coaching at Atomic, DeRose is President of Explore Oak Ridge – the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.  A position that combines DeRose’s love for rowing and opportunity to help develop Oak Ridge as, among other things, one of the nation’s favorite rowing destinations.  
DeRose graduated from Trent University in Peterborough, Canada in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.  He then went on to complete a master’s degree also in biology.  He lives in Oak Ridge with his wife and two daughters.
Kelly Kraiss

Kelly Kraiss

Kelly Kraiss - Coach, Novice WOmen

Kelly is originally from Orlando, Florida, where she started rowing with Orlando Area Rowing Society (OARS) in 1996. At OARS, Kelly won Southeast Regionals in the Varsity 8+ and 4+, and finished in 6th place at Youth Nationals in the Varsity 4+. She was a four-year letter winner at the University of Tennessee, from where she graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Special Education. Her senior year, the Lady Vols were nationally ranked for the first time in school history. Kelly was a member of the Club 8+ that finished first at the Head of the Charles in 2001 and was also named as a Collegiate Rowing Coaches' Association National Scholar-Athlete that year.

After graduating from UT, Kelly was a special education teacher and also completed law school. She ran a marathon and several half-marathons and also completed a triathlon. She lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Orlando.  While in Orlando, Kelly coached Masters' Women at OARS and also did a number of learn-to-row sessions for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults.

Kelly is currently completing her Ph.D. at UT in Special Education. She is very interested in fitness and athletics for students and adults with disabilities and hopes to center her dissertation around this topic. She also works as a fitness coach and is group exercised certified to teach Insanity. Kelly loves rowing and fitness in general (dancing, cycling, running, swimming, yoga, group classes) and is excited to share this with the team at Oak Ridge.

Email Kelly at kkraiss@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