Clam Island Coaches

Ellen Strong  Ellen’s approach to coaching teens and young adults is based on having fun, making friends, and improving fitness. She has been rowing since 2014 and has coached many Juniors in both sweep and sculling.  With her positive approach and encouragement, students will learn the skills to continue rowing for recreation or move to the competitive level. Ellen brings many years of teaching children and young adults, preschool through high school, as a speech-language pathologist. She previously coached high school color guard and has extensive experience organizing practices and taking students to competitions around the state. She now brings that experience plus her love of rowing to the Juniors program. 

Alex Moore  Started her rowing career as a Clam Island Rower. She attended PLU and rowed all four years. She has returned to coach our Juniors and Masters.