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Ann Carabillo

35th year

Head Girls Coach, Varsity (Spring 2019-Present)

Head Boys Coach, Varsity (Fall 1994-Fall 2018)
Novice Boys (Fall 1989-Spring 1994)
JV Boys (Spring 1991 and 1992)

Adam Askham

7th year

Head Boy's Coach, Varsity (Spring 2019- Present)

JV Boy's (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

Coach Carabillo rowed for Simsbury High School for 3 years, graduating in 1983. In her senior year, her boat was second at the Stotesbury Cup and third at the New England Championships. She continued rowing for four years at Northeastern University.

A Simsbury coach since 1989, she coached novice boys for five years, and has been coaching varsity boys since 1994. She coached the 2004 boys varsity to a silver medal at NEIRA and a berth in the USRowing Youth Invitational. Coach Carabillo identifies rowers who may be eligible for Junior National consideration. She received USRowing Coaching Level III Certification in 2001.

During the summer months, She manages programs for developing and aspiring rowers. Coach Carabillo tends to boathouse upkeep and equipment repair in between programs. She is also the president of the CPSRA and is the head seeder for the boys eight at the NEIRA.

Adam rowed for Simsbury from 1999 through 2003 and went on to row at Washington College for four years where he earned his Bachelor's degree in History.  He holds a Level III Coaching Certification from US Rowing.  His extensive experience includes coaching boats at the high school, collegiate, and club levels to medals at CPSRA, New Englands, Dad Vails, Club Nationals, and the Head of the Charles.  With eleven other assistant coaches from around the country, Adam was selected to participate in Coach-Con run by Pocock Racing Shells, an in-depth rowing education program for top collegiate assistant coaches.  Adam Lives in Simsbury with his rescue dog, Patton.

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Andrew Hart

5th Year

JV Girls (Spring 2021-Present)
JV Boys(Spring 2020-Fall 2020, Fall 2023)
Novice Boys (Spring 2019-Fall 2019)

Molly Kottas

2nd Year

JV Boys Coach (Fall 2023

Novice Boys Coach (Fall 2021-Spring 2023)

Coach Hart began his rowing career as an 8th-grade student during Simsbury Crew's summer camp program and continued through his four years at Simsbury High School.  As a senior, he held the position of team captain and was a member of Simsbury High School's First Boy's Boat that won the Connecticut Public Schools Championship Regatta.  Coach Hart has loved his first years coaching the program and looks forward to many more to follow.

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Amy Carabillo

3rd Year

Novice Girls Coach (Spring 2021-present)

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Kathryn WitherWax

1st Year

Novice Boys coach (Fall 2023)

Rowing has been her entire life, since before she could even walk. Her first time in the coxswain

seat was at the age of nine months. This led her to finish her rowing career with a wonderful and

effective four years as a varsity coxswain (2009-2013). This sport has been joked about as the

“family business”. She won medals in CPSRA and NEIRA, participated in Head of the Charles and

also got to watch her brother compete in The Royal Henley Regatta. She looks forward to having

a new and different perspective.

Kathryn was introduced to rowing at the age of 9 when her older sister joined the Our Lady of Lourdes rowing team and was thereafter dragged to many regattas, practices, and such. At the age of 11, Kathryn joined the Hudson River Rowing Assoc. Juniors rowing team, both rowing and then later
coxswaining as she had not hit her growth spurt yet. With HRRA she had the opportunity to compete in races such as Head of the Mohawk, Head of the Fish, and various other races. Upon reaching high school Kathryn followed in her sister’s footsteps and joined the Our Lady of Lourdes rowing team, but
continued rowing with HRRA in the summer. During high school, Kathryn was a predominately port side rower with occasional coxswaining duties. Kathryn was able to experience the Royal Canadian Henley, as well as the Stotesbury Cup regatta and the New York State Scholastic Championships, among other races. After high school, Kathryn attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where she spent 4 years rowing and coxswaining out of the Donahue Rowing Center, which gave her the opportunity to compete at the Dad Vail regatta, Knecht Cup, and New England Rowing Championship among other regattas. After graduating in 2020 Kathryn has been on the lookout for an opportunity to return to the sport and cannot wait to begin coaching!

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