Coach Som Sotoodeh
Coach Som returns for his second year coaching the middle school program. Som was a varsity rower at Lyman for all 3 years that he rowed. He is the holder of the 2013-2014 Hammer Award and rowed in our Men's Lightweight 8 that finished 3rd at the FSRA State Championship in 2013. In addition to this he competed in various national regattas including Scholastic Nationals and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Prior coaching for us he was a volunteer coach for RowOrlando; a nonprofit organization that teaches rowing to youth from the Rosemont Community Center in Orlando.
Greetings Lyman Rowing!
I’m just sending you an email to introduce myself. I’m Coach Preston Weinard, and I will be your new Varsity Girl’s coach. I am very excited to begin coaching the girls.
A little background about me: I started rowing in high school at Lake Brantley, and after four years there and one at Seminole State, I transferred to Jacksonville University. I rowed there for 3 years, and competed in the IRA National Championship in 2013. Since then, I have been coaching the boys at Brantley, and have coached two boats to a bronze medal at the State Championship.
I am excited to meet the rowers and get this season started. Rowers, be prepared to work hard this season.
See you all soon, and Go Greyhounds!
Coach Preston Weinard
Coach Antonio is the middle school coach. This will be his second year with the middle school program and fifth year with Lyman Rowing.
Coach Antonio Patino
Coach Danny Vanegas returns for a second year coaching the men's novice team. Danny rowed for Winter Park High School. While at Winter Park, he participated in various local and national regattas, including the Stotesbury Cup Regatta and the Head of the Charles. He has also assisted Winter Park Crew, Orlando Rowing Club and worked for the United States Junior National team.
Coach Dan Vanegas
Bram Fowler started rowing at the age of 12 in South Africa, for Parktown Boy’s High. He went on to row for the defense team and was selected to the National team training camp. He coached his old high school crew to a national championship.
In 1994 Bram joined the Lake Brantley Rowing Association and coached the men’s lightweight program to their first National title. Over the next four years LBRA won many state and National Championships, they also won the overall states points’ trophy in 1998.
Coach Fowler was elected to the presidency of the FSRA and served for four years running the state championship regattas and overseeing the general regulations of the sport.
Bram coached the ORC woman and men’s eights and in 2007 re joined LBRA to start their middle school program and ran that for two years.
Coach Bram Fowler