|Steve Moriarty, Head Coach of Boys Crew
Steve is a Shrewsbury High School alumnae. He rowed on the Shrewsbury High School Crew team (Varsity for 3 years) and was a Captain in 1981 and 1982. He was the last Captain under the direction of Ken Burns.Over the years, Steve has coached many sports such as Softball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Parks and Recreation Basketball as well as Soccer. Steve has a coaching certificate from the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association.Steve was the Novice Coach of the Girls Crew Team from 2007 through 2012. He became the Novice Coach of the Boys Crew Team in the fall of 2012.
Chris Noble, Assistant Coach of Boys Crew
Chris started his rowing career in the spring of 2007, becoming a 4-year member of the EO Smith High School crew team. After graduating from EO Smith in 2010, Chris went on to Ithaca College, where he rowed 4 years for the Bombers’ crew team. Chris graduated college in 2014 with a degree in Political Science. Chris was hired as the Assistant Coach of the boys’ team in the spring of 2017.
Matt Hastings, Head Coach of Girls Crew
Matt began his rowing career as an oarsman for the Assumption College crew team, winning silver medal as a member of the Men’s Varsity 4+ in the 1992 New England Rowing Championship. After graduating from Assumption College in 1993, Matt was hired in the Fall of 1993 by his high school alma mater, St. John’s High School, as an assistant novice coach. Matt briefly left St. John’s in 1995 to become the WPI Varsity Women’s coach, only to return to his roots in 1998 to St. John’s High School, rising to the team’s JV coach, where he remained in that role through the Spring of 2007. While JV coach, Matt was fortunate enough to coach the 3rd boats to undefeated regular seasons in 1999, 2001, & 2004. Matt’s coached 3rd boats medaled 6 times in the NEIRA Championship, including gold medal finishes in the 2001 & 2004 Championships. Matt was hired in the winter of 2017 as Shrewsbury High School’s varsity girls’ coach, becoming only the 5th person in the history of the program to serve in this capacity.
Lauren Guba, Assistant Coach of Girls Crew
Lauren started her rowing career at Shrewsbury High School in 2005 and rowed all 4 years, graduating in 2009. While she left crew to attend college, she was never far away. Completing her Masters in Architecture, her thesis focus was on a theoretical rowing facility on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C. After graduation, Lauren came back to Shrewsbury where she had been volunteering for the crew team, and beginning in the Spring of 2017, Lauren was named the Assistant Coach of the girls’ team.