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.
Coach Mike Farrey
Head Women's Coach
Mike Farrey took over the girls squad in the fall of 2011. The following spring he led the girls to the WMIRA team points trophy, again in 2015. In 2015 he was named Washington Post All-Met girls coach of the year. In his four years at B-CC, five girls' boats have made the finals at the Stotesbury Regatta, highlighted by the 2V8 winning in 2015 and two appearances in the Varsity 8 final. The Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 each won three Maryland State Championships and two WMIRA league championships during his tenure.
Mike was the head women’s coach at the University of Dayton from 2005 to 2007. New employment brought him to DC in 2007. Mike completed his Masters in engineering at MIT in 2010, returning to DC in 2011 as a volunteer assistant with the Georgetown University women’s team. Mike was a collegiate rower at the University of Dayton where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Coach Todd Jesdale
Senior Consulting Coach
Todd Jesdale joined B-CC Crew in 2014. He coached 12 years at Cornell University, including three as head coach of the program. He was head boys coach at St. Mark’s School and Groton School in Massachusetts, the Cincinnati Juniors, several years at Thomas Jefferson and W T Woodson in Virginia, and in England at Shrewsbury School. Todd’s crews have won major championships, including a number of EARC lightweight varsities, a heavyweight IRA, New England fours, US Youth Eights, Virginia State eights, and UK National Schools and Schools’ Head of the River, Henley Royal Regatta, and Junior World Championships. At every one of these stops, his crews have been champions.
Coach Joe McMullin
Joe McMullin joined the B-CC coaching staff in the fall of 2014 as the freshmen boys coach. He started rowing at Woodbridge Senior High School in the fall of 2000, made the varsity 8+ his sophomore year, and went on to be a recruited athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and stroke the US Junior National Team 8+ in 2004. At Wisconsin, Joe made the varsity 8+ his sophomore year and went on to have an undefeated senior year, capturing the Eastern Sprints Varsity 8+ title, and the IRA National Championship. Since joining the Baron coaching staff, Joe's freshmen and novice crews are consistently one of the fastest crews in the DC region, taking home Maryland and WMIRA medals and championships as well as making Stotesbury Cup grand finals. Joe also guided the 2017 boys freshmen 8+ to a Stotesbury Cup gold medal.
Coach Stuart Sloan
Stuart Sloan joined B-CC in the winter of the 2014/2015 season as the assistant novice coach, and now is assistant coach with the varsity boys. He started rowing his sophomore year at University of Colorado. During the summer from junior to senior year, he rowed with a University of Wisconsin camp, winning the Senior 8 at Canadian Henley. In 2010 Stu graduated with a degree in accounting and went on to a development camp with US Rowing in Oklahoma City, after which he was invited as a full-time resident athlete. There, he represented the US, winning the Champ 4 at the Head of the Charles, and was a part of an exhibition race in Russia. Prior to joining B-CC Stu has coached in OKC and at WT Woodson HS. Stu lives in Rosslyn and is a Realtor with Long & Foster.
Coach Jamal Anderson
Jamal Anderson joined the B-CC Rowing staff for the 2015-2016 season as the freshmen boy’s assistant. After a year as the Varsity girl’s assistant coach during the 2016-2017 season, he now serves as the head novice girl’s coach. He started rowing fall of 2005 with B-CC and continued to do so until graduation in 2009. He spent each year in the varsity 8 and became an All-Met athlete in the spring of 2009. Jamal earned his undergraduate degree in marketing at Saint Joseph’s University while rowing for the crew team on the Schuylkill. His freshman 8 managed to win the Dad Vail Regatta and he went on to row in the varsity 8 each of the following years. Jamal has enjoyed his time on the staff at B-CC and is happy to be part of an excellent staff and team of athletes.
Coach Katie Coughlan
Katie started coaching for BCC in the fall of 2017. She rowed at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she graduated in 2017 with her Bachelors in Ocean Engineering and a minor in Sustainability. She was a part of the effort to win the Sunshine State Conference Rowing Team Championship in 2017. She received a 2017 Scholar Athlete Award from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Her favorite color is blue and she has a collection of owl mugs (contributions are accepted). She is super excited to be coaching for B-CC and to share her passion for rowing.