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Head Program Coach, Boys Varsity Coach

Kim Chavers

Coach Chavers began her rowing career as a freshman at Marietta College. While winning medals at the Dad Vail Regatta, Knecht Cup, and Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships with the Pioneers, she spent two summers training with US Rowing at two separate Elite Development Camps.  Kim's dedication and success as a competitor at the national level was clearly evident, placing at several summer regattas, including USRowing Club Nationals. In 2008, she coached the Women's JV and Freshman squads at Marietta High School; her crews competed and placed well at local and regional regattas. After graduating from Marietta College, Kim moved to Boston to pursue her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University and continued rowing and sculling at Community Rowing, winning medals at several regional regattas and USRowing Masters Nationals. In 2009, Kim became the Assistant Varsity Coach at Boston Latin School, coaching crews which placed at highly competitive regional and state regattas including the Massachusetts Public Schools State Championships and qualified for USRowing Youth Nationals. Upon graduating and moving to the DC area, Coach Chavers was an Interim Masters Club and Learn to Row coach for DC Strokes Rowing Club.  Subsequently, Kim accepted a coaching position at Capital Rowing Club and has been managing their Competitive Sculling Program since the Spring of 2013.  Kim came to DJO Crew as the Women's Novice Coach in the Fall of 2012 and transitioned into the Men's Varsity and Program Head Coach roles for the Spring 2013 Season.  Under Kim's leadership and direction, DJO Crew enjoyed one of its most successful spring seasons in its history and is poised to make great strides in the coming years.


Girls Varsity Coach

Kyle Chavers

Kyle first took up the sport of rowing as a High School Sophomore at Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After three successful High School rowing seasons, Kyle joined the US Coast Guard Academy's Novice Men's rowing team. Kyle excelled at CGA, taking home medals in three consecutive New England Rowing Championships, placing 4th in the Freshman 8+ at the ECAC National Invitational Regatta and serving as Team Captain during his Junior and Senior Years. Following graduation from the US Coast Guard Academy, Kyle joined the Pocock Rowing Center's Men's Competitive Team and competed for nearly two years as a Masters Rower. Upon completion of his first tour of duty in Seattle, WA, Kyle was transferred to Boston, MA, where he took his first coaching position as the Head Novice Coach at Boston Latin School. Leading his team to a silver medal in the Women's Novice 8+ , a gold medal in the Women's 2nd Novice 8+ and a fourth place finish in the Women's Novice 4+ at the Massachusetts Public Schools State Championship, Kyle played an integral role in the success of Boston Latin's growing program. That fall, Kyle took the Head Novice Coaching position at Wayland-Weston High School where he led his team to four gold medal performances in five races. Beginning in the spring of 2011, Kyle began coaching adult masters rowing at DC Strokes Rowing Club. Kyle came to DJO Crew as an assistant varsity coach for the Spring 2013 Rowing Season and is looking forward to his transition to the Varsity Women's Head Coach role. 


Boys Novice Coach

Kyle Suib



Girls Novice Coach

Beth Paret

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