Coach Dan Engler
Head Coach, B-CC Crew
Head Men's Coach
In 2006 Dan began to coach the men's varsity squad and two years later became the head coach of the team. In his tenure at B-CC, Dan's varsity squads have won many titles including Maryland State Championship titles, and WMIRA. They have also qualified for semifinals of the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and have been finalists at the SRAA Nationals. Prior to coming to B-CC, Dan ran the National Cathedral School's crew for four years and saw the success of earning medals at the National Capital Championship Regatta and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Prior to NCS, Dan coached the novice women at Ithaca College and the novice and varsity men at Skidmore College, earning multiple New York State Championships and medaling nationally. Dan has also coached at Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown, winning 2005 and 2006 US Rowing Club National Championship in the Junior Boy's 8+. Dan is a certified U.S. Rowing Association Level III coach and lives in Silver Spring with his wife, Krista, and young sons William and Gabriel. He holds an undergraduate degree in English Education and a Masters in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College and teaches English at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. In 2017, Dan was named All-Met Coach of the Year.
Coach Jamal Anderson
Head Women's Coach
Jamal Anderson serves as the Head Varsity Girl's Coach. In 2019 the BCC varsity eight captured bronze at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the program's first ever varsity 8 medal at Stotesbury and 13th in the Youth Four at USRowing Youth Nationals in BCC's first appearance.
Prior to coaching at BCC Jamal rowed competitively at Saint Joseph's Univeristy for four years, Riverside boat club and here at Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
Coach John Ludders
Head Freshman Boys' Coach
John joined B-CC in 2017 as Boys' Freshman Assistant and was made Head Freshman Boys' Coach in 2018. He began rowing at West Side Rowing Club in Buffalo, NY where he won US and Canadian national titles in the under-17 8+ and 4+. He attended St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, also in Buffalo, and was captain of the rowing team. After high School he attended the University of Wisconsin where he won medals at Eastern Sprints, IRAs, Club Nationals, Canadian Henley, and came in first overall in the Championship 4+ at the Head Of The Charles, defeating the US national team. John lives in Cleveland Park and spends his spare time on athletics, various nerd hobbies, a desk job as a software analyst, and coping with the misery of being a Buffalo sports fan.
Coach Zach Johnson
Zach began his rowing career at McLean High School in 2007, and also rowed for Thompson’s Boat Center (notably racing with Head Women's Coach Jamal Anderson) as well as Old Dominion Boat Club throughout his time in high school. He was part of a Junior 2- that earned a silver medal at USRowing Club Nationals in 2009 and a Youth 8+ that finished 12th at the Head of the Charles in 2008. He began coaching in the summer of 2011 as an assistant coach to the TBC men’s program, before coaching at Whitman, McLean, and most recently at Yorktown as the Men's Varsity coach from 2016-2019. Throughout his time coaching, Zach has found success in sharing his great love for the sport of rowing, leading the Yorktown men to a 3rd-place finish at VASRA as well as the TBC u17s to a USRowing National Championship in the 8+ and the 4+ in the summer of 2019. Zach is looking forward to his time at BCC and to adding to his experiences as an Assistant Coach.
Coach Zach Hicks
Zach Hicks joins B-CC crew after coaching novice girls for Annapolis Juniors. His experience includes rowing for Oregon State University and previously for Walter Johnson High School, where he rowed alongside Ryan Gibbons. Zach was the stroke of one of the more successful 4+ boats in WJ Crew’s history, winning multiple WMIRA League and Maryland State championships as well as two Stotesbury medals. He also won gold at Club Nationals as part of Thompson Boat Center’s 8+ boat in 2015. He was elected All-Met by the Washington Post his senior year.