Coach John is an alumni of Lyman High School and a 5 year rower for Lyman Rowing Association. Coach John started rowing for LRA's middle school program and continued on becoming the Vice-Captain of the team his junior year and Captain his senior year. He is both a sweep rower and sculler. He earned numerous medals while rowing at Lyman including a bronze medal at FSRA Sweep State Championships in the Men's Freshmen 8, First Place Men's Varsity 8 at the Gator Head Regatta, Overall Points Trophy two years in a row, and bronze medal at The Stoetsbury Cup. Coach John also received the Jake Snyder Award. Coach John volunteered many hours throughout high school helping with the middle school program. His love of the middle school program makes him a perfect fit as a middle school coach this year. This is the first year that LRA's middle school team is rowing as Seminole County Rowing. Coach John is also assisting our high school coaches, with concentration on our Novice rowers.
Coach Antonio is currently the head coach of Lyman Rowing Association. Coach Antonio began his coaching career at Lyman in 2013. He was a rower at Lake Brantley High School in Longwood, FL. Coach Antonio has held many roles at Lyman Rowing including Novice Men's Coach, Head Middle School Coach, Novice Women's and Men's Coach and Varsity Women's Coach and Summer Rowing Coach. This year Coach Antonio will continue to be the Varsity Women's Coach. Under Coach Antonio's directions, the middle school team grew from 12 rowers to almost 40 rowers over 3 years. The middle school team placed in almost every regatta they attended. Many of his middle school rowers have gone on to row at the high school level and have been very successful.
Coach Antonio Patino
Coach John Jacobs