Rowing Coaching Staff

The coaches and staff of the USRowing National High Performance Center are among the best in the nation – and all are focused on training the nation’s top rowers for international competition.

Reilly Dampeer, Head Coach and High Performance Program Director
USRowing National High Performance Center

Beginning her fourth season at the Oklahoma City High Performance Center and twelfth year coaching rowing, Coach Dampeer continues to build a strong development program for rowing in the United States. Coach Dampeer has coached various national team athletes since 2010, at events including Senior, U23 and U19 World Championships, Pan American Games, and World Cups. In 2019, Dampeer coached Katelin Gildersleeve to a bronze medal finish in the women’s single at the U19 World Championships in Toyko and Privel Hinkati, of Benin, to qualification in the men’s single for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Dampeer came to Oklahoma in 2016 from Washington, DC, where she was the coach of a high performance club rowing program for eight years. She has also coached many athletes to the podium at National Championships, National Selection Regattas and other international events like Henley Royal Regatta and the Australian National Championships. Coach Dampeer is a participant in the U.S. Olympic Committee National Team Coach Leadership and Education Program. The goal of this program is to develop leadership skills in National Team coaches which, in turn, will help enhance the performance of National Team athletes and lead to sustained international competitive excellence. Dampeer’s expertise is in training program development, technical coaching and innovation in integrating emerging science in rowing.

As an athlete, Dampeer rowed for Santa Clara University for four years, and after college trained at several clubs around the country. She won a National Championship title in the Single, and represented the U.S. at the 2007 Pan American Games in the Single and Quadruple Sculls, taking silver in the Quad.

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