MEET THE COACHES
An Ontario native, Tyler rowed in high school, earned a scholarship to Syracuse University, and was captain his senior year. After graduating, he returned to Canada to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. With St. Catharines Rowing Club, Tyler won two Royal Canadian Henley Regatta titles. He returned to Syracuse as assistant coach for three years while completing his studies at NY Chiropractic College.​

Currently the owner of Mystic Spine & Sport, Tyler is also an instructor at the Institute of Rowing Leadership in Cambridge, MA where he teaches Sports Medicine and Rowing Biomechanics to future coaches.
Tyler Page
Head Coach,
Boys Varsity Coach
Maria Brown
Coach Maria joined the varsity coaching staff in 2015. After several years directing the Novice program, Maria's experience coaching conditioning brings added strength to the girls' Varsity program. Prior to coaching crew, Maria was a soccer coach for the Stonington Community Center (COMO) and Stonington Soccer Club for over 10 years. She was named COMO Coach of the Year in 2006.​​​

Maria holds degrees from Cornell University and Brown University and has been employed as a Research Scientist for a global pharmaceutical company since 1990.
Girls Varsity Coach
Coach Bruce joined SHS Crew in the fall of 2015. He played college basketball for Tufts University and has sculled for the past three years with the Mystic River Rowers.​​

A special education teacher in the Stonington Schools for the last 20 years, Bruce currently works with 7th grade students at Mystic Middle School.

His coaching efforts will focus on teaching our novice rowers about the sport and developing their form and strength.
Bruce Yarnall
Novice Coach
Sally Machin
​Sally rowed in high school and at the Ottawa Rowing Club. She won the women’s pair at the Canadian High School Rowing Championships. At the Head of the Charles, she placed second in both the youth four and club four. While on scholarship at Boston University, Sally also placed second at HOCR in the championship women’s four category, bested only by the US National Team. Sally also won three Royal Canadian Henley Regatta U23 titles, in the four, quad, and eight.​

After BU, Sally attended the National University for Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She now works at Natura Medica in Mystic.
Assistant Coach
John rowed at the University of Rhode Island. He also was invited to the U.S. Lightweight Development Camp and competed at USRowing Nationals.​​​​

After an athletic career of triathlons, marathons and ultra-marathons, John returned to rowing. He is a founding member of Friends of URI Crew and served on the board at Noank Rowing Club. He coaches boys varsity boats at Stonington. 
John Thornell
Assistant to the Head Coach