IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN Cory's COMPETITIVE COACHING BIO CLICK HERE Cory's EMAIL: cory.Sanderson@nashvillerowing.org

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN Cory's COMPETITIVE COACHING BIO CLICK HERE
Cory's EMAIL: cory.Sanderson@nashvillerowing.org

Cory Sanderson

Executive Director
Juniors Men's Head Coach

What are three unique details about yourself?

  • Until moving to Nashville I had only ever lived in school dorms 
  • The first time I went surfing it was 30 degrees and snowing.
  • I love to cook and bake, thanks to my mother and grandparents.

What brought you to Nashville?

In March 2014 I came down to visit Eric and see what he had been telling me so much about for the previous months. Nashville was a chance to join a program and family that has great potential. I wanted to take the skills I had gained as a teacher and coach and focus them all towards rowing and the youth of Nashville. The city and greater community has an exciting buzz of growth and potential.

Why do you choose to coach?

For as long as I can remember, athletics have been a huge part of my life, due to my father being an Athletic Director. The decision to start rowing in high school, and the coaches that pushed me to excel on the water and in the classroom ultimately led me to rowing in college and to where I am now. Being an educator, whether it is in the classroom or on the water, is an opportunity to bring out the best in those around me, like so many did for me before.

What three pieces of media (books, movies, etc) outside of rowing would you suggest to athletes looking to improve themselves? (and why?)


Jess Mosbarger

Adult Program Director
Juniors Development Coach

What are three unique details about yourself?

  • I love my hometown: Chico, CA
  • Former Gaucho of UCSB
  • I have been in 20+ musical theatre productions

What brought you to Nashville?

After College, I started work in the Bay Area. The hours were long, the commute was terrible, and I hated working in doors. I had the opportunity to move out to Nashville so I took it!

Why do you choose to coach?

I fell in love with rowing in college. My job as a rowing coach allows me to help other athletes find love in this beautiful sport. That's more than enough reason for me.

What three pieces of media (books, movies, etc) outside of rowing would you suggest to athletes looking to improve themselves? (and why?)


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Anne Campbell

Juniors Women's Assistant Coach

What are three unique details about yourself?

  • I also work in an H. pylori lab at Vanderbilt
  • In recent years I’ve discovered that I like gardening and building
  • I’m Batman

What brought you to Nashville?

I visited my sister in Nashville in 2011 and decided that this was the city I wanted to move to after college, so moved here in 2012 with a job at Vanderbilt.

Why do you choose to coach?

Rowing is a sport that I fell in love with almost immediately, but I didn’t start my rowing career until college. I enjoy being part of a community that offers the opportunity to learn the sport of rowing at a young age.

What three pieces of media (books, movies, etc) outside of rowing would you suggest to athletes looking to improve themselves? (and why?)

  • The Harry Potter Series (teamwork- working toward common goals, friendship- putting others before yourself)
  • Star Wars Series (choosing the right thing over the easy thing, the idea of pushing yourself past your limits)
  • Anne didn't pick a third item :-(

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Emily Caflisch

Juniors Program Director
Junior Women's Head Coach

What are three unique details about yourself?

  • I recently picked up fishing but it has quickly become one of my favorite hobbies 
  • I love cheese with a passion, being from Wisconsin and all
  • I never had chicken pox as a child, or ever 

What brought you to Nashville?

Rowing! I have been involved with the sport for nearly half my life and love it as much today as I did when I strolled down to my first high school practice. After coaching at a variety of places and levels, the program here felt like a great fit to coach incredibly motivated athletes with a track record of success but also a wonderfully friendly and relaxed rowing community to be a part of. The recent growth of the junior program and club at large is exciting and promising. I am thrilled to contribute to Nashville Rowing's future success. 

Why do you choose to coach?

Coaching rowing affords me the opportunity to use athletics as a tool for teaching self growth, determination and passion; three attributes I find important when battling the natural ups and downs of life. Rowers undoubtedly exit their sport with a huge capacity to work, love, live and tackle whatever they so choose. I want the athletes I work with to not only accomplish rowing goals they never thought possible but also enter the world armed with gumption, poise, confidence and an unstoppable nature. Also, I just love being near the water and not having to wear dress pants to work, so coaching rowing seemed like a good fit. 

What three pieces of media (books, movies, etc) outside of rowing would you suggest to athletes looking to improve themselves? (and why?)

 

  • Watch Miracle or at least know the story! It is truly inspirational and so cool. It will prove that relaying on the strength of a team instead of individual talent along with having belief and the willingness to sacrifice can result in one of the greatest sports moments of all time. It is the ultimate underdog story!
  • Read the Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. The book highlights the importance of patience, belief and trust in the process of life, knowing that everything often happens for a reason and many times we won't be able to understand or see that until after the fact. So cherish the peaks when you find them but keep your head up in the valleys as it will make you a stronger and tougher individual for things to come and maybe send you towards the right peak to stand on!
  • I think the poem "Self Pity" by D H Lawrence both fascinating and true. 

I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself. 
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.


Josh Baker

Juniors Men's Assistant Coach 

Masters Development Coach

Community Outreach Coordinator

Equipment Manager

 

What are three unique details about yourself?

More to come!

What brought you to Nashville?

More to come!

Why do you choose to coach?

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What three pieces of media (books, movies, etc) outside of rowing would you suggest to athletes looking to improve themselves? (and why?)

More to come!