Ohio Valley Rowing Club Coaching staff


Alfonso Morales
Head Coach in charge of the sweep program (8's and 4's)

Summary of Coaching and Rowing Achievements

  • 18 years with Marietta HS 1990-2007.

6 Mid-West Scholastic Regional Team Championships. 5 Girls. 1 Boys. Total medal count from Mid-West Regional Championship not kept due to overwhelming numbers. (Over 600 individual medals) Varsity 8 medals. Girls V-8, 6 Gold Medals. Boys V-8, 1 Gold Medal, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze. GLT-8, 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze. BLT-8, 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals at Mid-West Scholastic Regional Championships. Total boats qualified thru Mid-West Regional Championships to Scholastic Championships; 56 (low estimate since we averaged 3-4 boats each year at MHS) 12 boats qualified to the finals at SRAA (top 6 at nationals) 4 boats medalled at nationals (top 3 at nationals) (This does not include regular season regattas or boats other than Varsity 8’s)

  • Summer 1999.

Attended a Coaching and Training camp with Todd Jesdale Head Coach Junior National Men’s Team

  • Summer 1993.

Met with Al Morrow Head Coach Canadian National Women’s Team. We discussed training, rowing technique and rigging. He provided me with tapes of Canada’s National Team practices and races. Canadian Women were undefeated 3 years at the world level.

  • Summer 1989, 1990, 1991.

Volunteer Coach for the Junior National Women’s Team

  • Spring Break.

Mike Thompson Canadian Junior National Development Team Coach has brought many rowers to Marietta over the past several years during their spring break. I have spent as much time as possible watching and discussing rowing with him.

  • 2 years with Marietta College Women Fall 1988-1989

Varsity 8 Defeated Michigan 1989

Varsity 8 won SIRA, Light Weight 8, 3rd. place 1989

Frosh/Novice 8 undefeated Fall of 1989. Won the Frostbite and Braxton Regatta in Philly Invited to San Diego Crew Classic spring 1990

  • 3 years with Parkersburg HS

Boys Varsity 8, 2 Gold Medals. Won Mid-West Regional Championship 1986 and 1987

5th. Place National Championships 1987

Rowing experience.

  • The University of Charleston 4 years. 1977-1981

Gold Medal at Dad-Vail, SIRA, MACRA and WV Governors Cup 1978

Silver Medal at Dad-Vail, SIRA, and WV Governors Cup 1981

All as stroke of the varsity light weight 4

  • Parkersburg Catholic HS 4 years 1974-1977

Stroke position Varsity 8 1976-1977

2 position Varsity 8 1975

4 position JV 8 1974. I made the JV 8 as a freshman novice rower