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alan kush

Alan kush

Ben began rowing at Langley High School in Northern Virginia where he won the state championship in the J8 in 2014. After high school, he continued his rowing career at The Ohio State University where he was the Vice President of Budgeting from 2016 to 2019. He graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Music from OSU and is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Secondary Education at the University of Virginia.

Growing up in Hong Kong and Australia, Garret came to UVA from St. Peter’s College, Adelaide where he first learned to row. Garret rowed for 4 years at Virginia where he placed 2nd in the N8+ at ACRA in 2015, before winning 3 consecutive bronze medals in the Varsity 8+. Alongside Coach Vasquez, Garret was a part of the Virginia Varsity 8 that won and set a new course record at HOCR in 2017. Since graduating in 2018, Garret has worked at VividCortex, a Charlottesville based tech company.
Highly trained, educated and superbly experienced, particularly in the sport of rowing, Jenny is the dedicated healer to those who fall hard. With a primary goal of injury prevention, she is responsible for all aspects of athletic training which includes evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for VRA.

Frank also has enjoyed successful careers in banking, finance and the military. In 2004 he earned an MBA and MS from Drexel University’s LeBow Business School. Frank is also adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville where he lectures in cultural development and mindfulness.
Alan began rowing in 2007 for the University of Virginia and rowed for four years for the team. In 2011 Alan was a member of the UVA Men’s Varsity 8+ ACRA National Champions, continuing with that team to row at the Henley Royal Regatta where they made it through to the Temple Challenge Cup semi-final. Alan graduated from UVA in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering with minors in Business and Physics. After graduation he continued to row through 2014 with the California Rowing Club.
Before migrating west from Virginia, Alan served as Head Coach for the University of Virginia Club Women’s program in 2012 and Assistant Coach for the University of Virginia Men’s Rowing program from 2010 to 2012. In 2012 and 2018 he was an assistant coach for the Under 23 National Team, where he managed the Men’s 1x and lightweight 1x rowers from selection through the championship regatta.
Jenny has been using her 20+ years of knowledge, skills, and experience to keep the team in top form. In addition to working with VRA, she has worked with NCAA teams at two D-I universities (rowing, football, and men’s gymnastics), members of various national rowing teams, professional athletes, and everyday athletes from all walks of life.
Alan is back for his 3rd year of coaching for VRA. Prior to his return to Charlottesville, he coached the Oakland Strokes’ Varsity Men from 2014-2017 in San Francisco. Prior to Strokes, Alan was the UC Berkeley Women’s Rowing team rigger and assistant boathouse manager.

In addition to her M.Ed. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from UVA ‘01, she also holds a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Jenny is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine, a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and a certified STOTT Pilates instructor for all levels of mat and reformer. She is certified in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Safety & Health Institute.

Coaches Frank Biller, M.Sc., MBA | Head Coach & Director of Rowing Frank has been at the helm of Virginia Rowing since Fall 2009. Under his guidance the Wahoo crews have won multiple ACRA