Coach John Jacobs

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 Dan Vanegas has been coaching for Lyman Rowing since 2014. He started as the men's novice team coach and took over as men's varsity team fall 2017. This is Coach Dan's first year as Head Coach of Lyman Rowing.  Coach Dan 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 coached at Boone prior to coming to Lyman.  While at Lyman, Coach Dan's rower's have brought home numerous medals including Men's Freshmen 8 and Men's Novice 4 at the FSRA State Sweeps Championship Regatta. His Men's Junior 8 placed third at The Stotesbury Cup Regatta in 2017.  Coach Dan is a graduate of University of Central Florida.  

Head Coach Dan Vanegas

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Novice Coach

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

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