About Nashville Rowing

Nashville Rowing is a 501c3 Non-Profit serving the Greater Nashville (TN) area. Our organization was started in 1986 by a small group of adult rowers looking to build a rowing community here in Music City. Nashville Rowing began its rebranding in 2013 with the creation of Juniors programming, and greatly expanded Adult programming. In the last 4 years, we have seen tremendous growth in membership, equipment, competitiveness, and coaching. Nashville Rowing currently has members from Davidson, Williamson, and Sumner counties as well as middle and high school athletes from 28 schools and counting in the greater Nashville Area. Our juniors program has become an increasingly competitive force at both regional and national levels with qualifying boats competing at the US Rowing Youth Nationals each year for the last three years. We have established ourselves as a life-cycle program, where programs feed each other from middle school development all the way up to adult competitive programs. Our goal is to facilitate the gaining of skills that not only allow our participants to compete at the highest level, but that can be transferrable to their lives as members of our greater community.

Executive Director


  • Grow Nashville Rowing programs to best serve the current members as well as bring in new membership
  • Generate annual capitalization for Nashville Rowing
  • Create and implement good Governance for the administration of the Club and all of it’s programs
  • Grow the Nashville Rowing Coaching staff with dedicated individuals with long-term coaching goals
  • Be present in various community events/meetings as the lead representative of Nashville Rowing

Organization & Planning

  • Recruit and supervise Program Staffs within Nashville Rowing
  • Work with Head Coaches to keep all Programs under the unified vision of Nashville Rowing
  • Start each fiscal Calendar year with a detailed schedule and review with the Board of Directors. The schedule should include:
    • Fiscal Budgets, Projections, and Reports
    • Practice & Race Schedules for all Programs, built in conjunction with all Coaches
  • Create a capital equipment outline for the Board of Directors to implement and vote on for purchases


  • Enforce a uniform rowing technique across all Programs
  • Monitor the performance of all programs and provide technical advice to Head Coaches to improve ratio of successfully run Program seasons to unsuccessful Programs

Further Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the recruitment of Coaches and Club support staff
  • Help the Nominating Committee vet the most capable candidates for each Board position
  • Work hand in hand with the Club President

Annual Review

Base salary review is based on the “responsibilities” used when hiring current coach.  We view these activities as the minimum expectations for our staff.  A good job here is reflected in a salary increase. An annual bonus will be considered with the potential for the staff member to earn an additional 0-10% of his base salary.  The Board of Directors determines bonus point criteria for each year and those criteria for the next year are shown to the head coach during annual review. 

Interested? Send us a cover letter and resumé