Shrewsbury High School Crew

A tradition since 1937

Coaches / Team Support

Vacant – Head Coach, Boys Crew

The team is currently seeking a new Boys Head Coach and a bio will provided once the position is filled.

Chris Noble – Assistant Coach, 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 joined the SHS crew program as the Assistant Coach of the boys’ team in the spring of 2017.

Matt Hastings – Head Coach, 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, 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.

Steve Moriarty – Boatman, Boys/Girls Crew


Steve supports the SHS Crew teams by handling transportation and maintenance of the team’s fleet of boats and their 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

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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