Andreas Leichtfuss-Program Director/Head Coach

Head Coach Andreas LeichtfussAndreas is an internationally renowned coach with numerous achievements in rowing. His youth coaching experience includes programs in The Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. He also coached for national teams in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Iraq, and Korea. He has led athletes to numerous top 10 finishes at world competitions, including three gold medals at World Junior Rowing Championships. On behalf of the World Rowing Federation (FISA), Andreas managed IOC Olympic Development Camps in Asia and Africa. He also worked internationally as a FISA expert and lecturer. He values his relationships with his athletes and keeps in touch with many of his former rowers.

Meghan Farrell - Varsity Coach

Coach Megan Farrell
Coach Farrell joins us from the University of Oklahoma where she was the Women’s Rowing Assistant Coach. Meghan was a full rowing scholarship D1 Athlete at the University of Oklahoma where she competed in the Oklahoma Rowing’s first qualification and competition at the NCAA Championship in the Varsity 8, she was a member of the 2013 Big 12 Championship Team.

Victor Gargaun- Novice Coach

Coach Victor Gargaun

A Sarasota Sculler alumni, Victor comes to us from Jacksonville University where he also rowed. In high school, he attended Suncoast Polytech High School. He brings a freshness to our coaching staff as he works closely with our spectacular coaching team under the direction of our Head Coach Andreas.

Sarah Greenberger - Women's Asst. Coach


Sarah started rowing during her first year of high school in New England and immediately fell in love with the sport. She was Captain her senior year when her team attended the Royal Henley regatta. She also received an invitation to be part of the junior national team during that same time.  She continued rowing at Georgetown University, competing in the varsity boat. Since graduation Sarah rowed at a number of community rowing clubs through the northeast. Sarah is excited about being part of the SSYRP and showing another generation the joys of this sport.

Jeff Higel - Middle School Coach


Coach Higel has competed in successful boats at the Head of the Hooch and championship regattas in the southeast as a Master rower. He is currently a member of Sarasota County Rowing Club, the local masters rowing club, and has held positions on its board and served as President. His coaching career includes seven years at Sarasota Crew as the Novice Men's, Women's Varsity, and Novice Women's coach. He currently is the Assistant Coach for the men's team and coach for the middle school team.

Laura Corbett-Brown - Middle School Director, Novice Coach

Laura joins SSYRP from Caloosa Coast Rowing Club, where she coached for the past year.  She started rowing in St. Catharines, Ontario and earned a scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin.  Some highlights of Laura’s rowing career include: winning the 2001 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in the U23 Women’s 8+, the 2002 Henley Women’s Regatta in the Club Women’s 8+, and recently the 2015 USRowing Masters Nationals in the Women’s A1x and Mixed A2x.  She looks forward to sharing her passion with our next generation of gold medalists.

George Terris - Volunteer Coach

George Terris
George Terris is excited to coach with his alma mater, Sarasota Scullers. George rowed with Sarasota Scullers from 2010-2012, earning Gold in the Men's 2- and Bronze in the Men's 4x.  He is a police officer with the City of Sarasota and finishing with degree with Florida Gulf Coast University. He is assisting with the novice team and looking forward to qualifying boats for Regionals.

Tyler Incroci - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Conditioning Coach Tyler Sarasota RowingCoach Tyler's tough workouts are a staple of the Scullers' conditioning training. Rowers are put through their paces, building cardiovascular fitness, strength, and power.

Olivia Malloy - Middle School Coach

Sarasota Rowing CoachCoach Olivia learn to row with Lemon Bay Crew in Englewood. A former professional dancer, Coach Olivia's passion for movement led her to become an occupational therapist. She works with the Sarasota Ballet's youth as a movement coach and has brought her knowledge into the middle school program, where she coaches several days a week.

Julio Sanchez - Varsity Coach

Coach Julio SanchezCoach Julio Sanchez’s most recent accomplishment is coaching the Colombian Youth Women’s Pair at the World Youth Rowing Championship held 2015 in Rio de Janiero. Since 2008, he has worked with junior athletes on the elite level internationally. Highlights include: winning the Spain Rowing Championship, men's elite 8+, 6th in the World Coastal Rowing Championship in men's elite 4x, and the Head of the Hooch Team Trophy for Miami Rowing Club. He has Master’s degrees in Physiology Training and Physical Education. Sanchez joins Sarasota Scullers to work with the Men’s program.