As a team, we commit to being patient with the process of developing a program, adapting our checkpoints and goals to meet athletes where they are. At the core of Hotchkiss Rowing is the belief that if you are willing to work hard, rowing will accept you. We strive to compete and better ourselves daily, while maintaining respect for our teammates on and off the water. We look to John Wooden’s definition of success: “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” Ultimately, we seek to develop an appreciation for the sport of rowing in each of our athletes, giving them the tools to be successful rowers and people here at Hotchkiss and beyond.
Currently, we are rowing out of the Salisbury School’s Curtis Boathouse, on West Twin Lake. We are grateful to Salisbury Crew for their hospitality as we get started, and look forward to finding our own space in the future.
Head Coach Victoria McGee Phone: 336-339-2906 Send email
Coach McGee rowed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, competing in the Novice 8 that came in second at the ACC Championship, and rowed for three years in the Varsity 8 (V8). Before coming to Hotchkiss, Coach McGee coached two and a half years at Duke University, primarily working with the novices and the third varsity 8 (3V8), and lead weekly leadership meetings for the team. Her 3V8 earned a bronze medal at the ACC Championship in 2018. Coach McGee is passionate about rowing and coaching, and believes rowing provides an ideal context for students to challenge themselves and grow as rowers and people.