Shrewsbury High School Crew

Fall 2019 Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Champions

Coaches / Support


Chris Noble – Head Coach

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 joined the SHS crew program as the Assistant Coach of the boys team in the spring of 2017.  In the spring of 2019, he was named Varsity Coach, leading the boys program.  In the fall of 2019, Chris was formally appointed Head Coach.


Gaurav Shashidhar – Assistant Coach

Gaurav began his rowing career in the spring of 2012 as a coxswain for St. John’s High School, competing in two Head of the Charles Regattas and three NEIRA Championships. Gaurav also coxed for Penn AC and raced at the US Rowing Club National Championships in the summer of 2014. After graduating from St. John’s in 2015, Gaurav went on to UMass Amherst, where he is pursuing a degree in Biology.  He joined the SHS boys team as an Assistant Coach in the Fall of 2019.



Matt Hastings – Head Coach

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 Head Coach, becoming only the 5th person in the history of the program to serve in this capacity.

Hannah Rooney – Assistant Coach

Hannah began her rowing career in the spring of 2004, as a coxswain for G-Row Boston and continued on the team from 7th grade through graduation in 2009. After graduating, she continued her rowing career coxing for Boston University from the fall of 2009 until the spring of 2011.  She continued to stay close to crew by coxing for the We Can Row program.  Hannah is a 6th grade math/science teacher at Sherwood Middle School.  She joined the SHS crew program as assistant coach for both the boys and girls novice boats in spring 2019.  In the fall of 2019, she became assistant coach for the girls team.



Ed McGuinn – Novice/Assistant Coach

Ed joined the SHS Crew program in the fall of 2019 as a coach for the boys’ and girls’ novice boats.  He is part of the Athletics Department Building Administration staff at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Additional bio information for Ed will be provided in the near future.Na



Steve Moriarty – Boatman, Boys/Girls Crew


Steve supports the SHS Crew teams by handling boat transportation and contributing to maintenance of the team’s fleet of boats & training equipment.

Steve is a Shrewsbury High School alumnus and rowed on the the team all four years.  He rowed varsity for 3 years and was a Captain in 1981 and 1982. He was the last Captain under Ken Burns, program founder and inaugural Head Coach.  Over the years, Steve has coached many sports including Softball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Parks and Recreation Basketball and Soccer. Steve has a coaching certificate from the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association.  He was the Novice Coach of the Girls Crew Team from 2007 through 2012. He became the Novice Coach of the boys team in the fall of 2012 and was Head Coach for the boys team from Spring 2017 to Fall 2018.

Shrewsbury Crew Team Head Coaches

Boys Program (1937-Current)

Ken Burns, 1937 – 1982
Pam Krause, 1983 – Spring 2003, Fall 2005
Justin Lednar, Fall 2003 – Spring 2005
Colin Regan, Spring 2006 – Spring 2008
Russ Krause, Fall 2008 – Fall 2016
Steve Moriarty, Spring 2017 – Fall 2018
Chris Noble, Fall 2019 – Present

Girls Program (1975-Current)

Barbara Caron, 1975 – Spring 1994
Russ Krause, Fall 1994 – Spring 2003
Jason Abraham, Fall 2003 – Spring 2006
Pam Krause, Fall 2006 – Fall 2016
Matt Hastings, Spring 2017 – Present

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