Our Coaches

Alex Thome

Coach Alex Thome

Head Coach

Coach Thome is in his third year as Head Coach at AHNRC.  Coach Thome has been a coach at USF, Stewards Foundation, and Hillsborough High School.  He has been a competitive rower for the past 12 years with novice and veteran experience.  He has led several of the AHNRC boats to Nationals as well as District Championships.

Jordan Spana

Coach Jordan Spana

Assistant Coach

Coach Jordan is in his second year at AHN. He is a Senior at USF studying Electrical Engineering and is in his third year of rowing for USF.  Coach Jordan has experience at the local, regional, and national levels.  He played soccer for 14 years prior to rowing and is an avid

weightlifter. 

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Coach Ashley Martin

Assistant Coach - Coxswains & Freshmen

Coach Martin is a 2015 graduate of The Academy of the Holy Names where she was Captain and qualified for Nationals all four years.  She is a former collegiate Coxswain at the University of Central Florida where she won three Conference titles and was named a 2017 CRCA National Scholar Athlete.

Kelley Klepper

Coach Kelley Klepper

Assistant Coach - Sculling

Coach Kelly has been rowing for over seven years and has spent the last five coaching both youth and masters programs.  Coach Kelley holds a US Rowing level 2 Certification   He enjoys rowing recreationally and competitively in his spare time.