Arlington Belmont Crew Coaches

Joanna Coombs

Novice Girls Coach

New Novice Girls Coach

Novice_Girls_Coach@abcrewteam.org

Dave Deiuliis

Head Coach and Varsity Girls Coach

David DeIuliis  joins Arlington-Belmont Crew after a three years at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. During his three years at Pierce, he revitalized the program, nearly doubling the roster in size and helped guide the program to heights it had not previously seen, including sending two boats through to the Grand Final at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC) for the first time in program history in 2015. The Spring of 2016 saw a finals appearance by the Freshmen four at NERCs, where they were edged out of a bronze medal by .001 seconds and .06 away from silver in one of the closest finishes in NERC history. The following week the freshman boat notched another program first earning a semi-final appearance at the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the country.

During Dave's tenure, the team also posted a  3.1 team GPA as well as having three students named as Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete Award winners. He served as a member of the NCAA Division 2 Regional Advisory Committee and as a D2 pollster for the College Rowing Coaches Association. 

Before joining FPU, Dave spent six-years serving as the head rowing coach at Brandeis University from May 2008 through May 2013.  Prior to Brandeis, Dave spent three years as the varsity head coach at Wentworth Tech, leading a program he built from the ground up starting in January 2005. While overseeing all aspects of the program, he quickly built the Leopards into a winning team. Their first full season of racing concluded with an appearance at the Dad Vail Regatta.

Outside of collegiate rowing, Dave has coached at the junior level as head coach of Oakland Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA (1991) and the Head Coach and Girls Varsity Coach at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA (2013). He has also held a variety of rowing instructional positions throughout Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, where he has introduced novices to the sport and overseen competitive rowing programs at both the Junior and Masters levels.

dave@abcrewteam.org

Cian Noone

Varsity Boys Coach

Cian Noone (pronounced Key-an) started rowing in 2008 with Neptune Rowing Club as a junior, where he was fortunate enough to have great coaching from John Holland, a former Rowing Ireland coach who retired and decided to come back to his old club to coach the junior men’s squad. He competed for the club for four years in just about every type of boat before heading to Queens University Belfast for college, where he competed for two seasons but unfortunately was forced to stop due a shoulder injury from his younger days as a rugby player. Despite this, Cian always wanted to try coaching and went back to Neptune in the spring of 2015 where he began coaching the junior men. He travelled between Belfast and Dublin for the rest of his degree so he could continue coaching the junior men and stayed in Neptune until January of 2016. Shortly thereafter he began coaching at Trinity College Dublin where he took over the Novice Women’s squad for the remainder of the 2016 season. His team had successes in the Novice 8, winning both the Queens’ University Boat Race and the Irish Rowing Championships. Cian then began work as an assistant coach for the women’s intermediate and senior squads for the 2016/17 season. However, having seen the opportunity to coach at Arlington-Belmont, he couldn’t help but apply and soon after found himself heading off to Florida for winter training camp with AB Crew. He is looking forward to the rest of the season with AB Crew.

cian@abcrewteam.org

Buzz Congram

Rowing Consultant

Buzz Congram has provided strong leadership in hiring three outstanding coaches for the Varsity Boys and Girls squads and most recently, the Novice Boys squad.  

Per Buzz's observations our athletes have made significant strides in their rowing technique, fitness, and morale over the past two months. Buzz has seen an increasing sense of confidence, enthusiasm and camaraderie among our athletes

buzz@abcrewteam.org