Coaching Staff

Head Coach
       Greg Kostiw, SJ '88

Novice Head Coach
       Bob Haddon SJ '81

Assistant Coaches
       Matt Schueler
       Nolan Gauthier '15
       Ed McGuinn

On-Land Coach

Volunteer Coach


Crew News

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About SJ Crew

Spring 2024 Updates will be posted here:

Anyone planning to row this Spring please sign-up with the link below.

Spring Tryouts - Tuesday March 19th at the DRC

Donahue Rowing Center (DRC) 
237 N. Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Practice Monday - Friday 3:00 - 5:30 PM


All Forms due Friday March 15, 2024


All forms must be uploaded to the Magnus Health Portal.

Magnus Health (via the SJ Parents Resource Page)


Practice: Monday - Friday (Bring shorts ,t-shirt, shoes for running and water)

Forms All Must Be Completed Prior to Joining Each Season (Fall & Spring)

Membership US Rowing
USRowing Organization # 1298 Use this number and then you will need the Club Code
Code for St. John's - FJK6D


All forms must be uploaded to the Magnus Health Portal.

Magnus Health (via the SJ Parents Resource Page)

**All rowers must complete the forms prior to tryouts.

General Erg Expectations (surpassing these does not guarantee a spot on the team)
2k 30@20
Senior 6:40 or better 7700m or better
Junior 6:55 or better 7400m or better
Sophomore 7:15 or better 7200m or better

EIRA League Champions
2001 and 2004

John's History

St. John's Rowing was started in 1963 by Ken Burns, an instrumental figure in rowing on Lake Quinsigamond.  The team originally rowed out of the Worcester Boathouse, and moved to the Donahue Rowing Center in 1993.  Since its establishment over 50 years ago the team has grown to one of the largest on campus.  Each season the entire squad nears 90 students, and each school year St. John's Rowing coaches approximately 110 different students.  

Saint John’s Rowing Mission Statement

To foster camaraderie and a stong work ethic through the sport of rowing.

Team Information
St. John's Rowing is a two-season (Fall and Spring) sport made up of three levels: Varisty, JV, and Novice.  Novice is for all students who have no prior experience and is open to students in any grade.  Students do not have to commit to both seasons each year, they may row only one season if they would like to compete in another sport.

Students need to dress appropriately for practices, this means wearing tighter fitting shirts and shorts, sneakers, and bringing water.  On colder or rainy days, students are expected to wear appropriate clothing. 

DRC Address (Practice Location)
237 N. Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury, MA. 01545. Rowers are responsible for finding their own way down.

For contacting the Head Coach or for General Inquiries:
For Novice Team Inquiries:

Twitter: @StJohnsHSRowing

Videography courtesy of Matt Barrett '17/AV8R Photography