Rowing Coaching Staff

The coaches and staff of RIVVERSPORT’S OKC 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
OKC National High Performance Center

Beginning her fifth season at the OKC High Performance Center and thirteenth 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 recently earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Coaching Leadership from Drexel University. She was also a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee National Team Coach Leadership and Education Program. Dampeer’s expertise is in training program development, technical coaching and innovation in integrating emerging science in rowing.

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