Head Coach B-CC Crew Dan Engler

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.

 

Email: coachdanengler@hotmail.com

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Coach Michael Colella

Head Women's Coach

Prior to coaching at BCC Michael was a three time member of the US National Team (2016, 2017, 2018) where he competed in the U23 Men's 4- and Senior Men's 2- (Finishing 4th, 11th, and 14th respectively). He was also a four year member of the Cornell Heavyweight Rowing Team, where he served as Commodore his senior year. Michael brings a first person approach to his coaching style and is passionate about creating a supportive and uplifting environment. A lifelong Baron (Class of 2012), he is excited to coach and learn from the BCC student-athletes. 

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Coach Zach Hicks

Assistant Coach

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.

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Coach Victoria Reuter

Assistant Coach

Victoria Reuter is excited to join BCC as an Assistant Coach for the girls! She spent five years rowing for Wolfson College at Oxford University while working on a Ph.D. in Literature. During her time at Oxford, Victoria was part of blade-winning, bumps-racing crews four times and, in 2011, was a Cambridge Autumn Regatta winner in Eights and Fours. As a novice, she camped out on the banks of the Henley River for rowing training camp and raced in the Thames Head of the River. In the US, she has raced on the Potomac for the Oxford-Cambridge Alumni Boat Race and began learning how to scull last summer. She has been in every seat of the boat and is still getting used to the American names for all things rowing.

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Coach Kerrie Wilson

Assistant Coach

Kerrie joined BCC’s novice girls team as a freshman, and never looked back. As a sophomore, she coxed the men’s 3rd varsity boat, affectionately nicknamed the fasted 3V in all the land, medaling at the Maryland State Championships in the 2V division. She coxed the Men’s 1V her junior and senior year, defending the state championship title for the 10th year in a row. She has competed at many regattas, including the Stotesbury Cup, SRAAs, and Head of the Charles. She is so excited to be back as an alumni, coaching her favorite team.

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Coach Quinlyn Spellmeyer

Assistant Coach

Quinlyn began her rowing career at B-CC, graduating in 2017. While rowing with B-CC Crew she won the Maryland State Championships four times, WMIRA League Championships three times, and won the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. At B-CC she was voted Washington Post All-Met her junior and senior years. After competing with B-CC, she went on to row at the University of Pennsylvania, where she rowed for four years and competed one more semester as a fifth-year athlete graduating Summa Cum Laude in the fall of 2021. In the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018 Quinlyn competed with TBC Racing and earned gold, silver, and bronze medals in the U19 and U23 8+s and 4+s. She also competed in the finals at the Royal Canadian Henley in the senior straight four and eight. She is excited to come full circle and return to B-CC crew.

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Coach Rachel Dickinson

Assistant Coach

Way back at the dawn of the millennium, Rachel rowed for Holton-Arms High

School. She was a two-year captain of Holton’s varsity team, received the coaches’ award, MVP awards, the senior student–athlete school prize, the Bethesda student-athlete award, and was twice selected for the Washington Post All-Met Team. Additionally, she rowed in the summer and fall seasons for TBC Racing, where she met a certain, at the time young, Coach Dan Engler. Rachel was recruited to Duke University’s Division I rowing team for college. After graduating from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and passing several long years away from the sport, Rachel was the novice girls’ rowing coach for Yorktown High School from 2018 to 2021. Rachel also worked as assistant coach to TBC Racing’s 2019 and 2020 fall teams, before serving as the women’s U17 coach for the summer 2021 team and head women’s coach for the fall 2021 team. When not coaching, Rachel works as a freelance professional tech editor and spoils her two cats. Rachel is looking forward to baronial domination on the water and also supports Casco Engler’s development

as a launch dog.

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