Head Coach Bridget (Laszewski) Fitzpatrick was previously one of the varsity boy’s coaches at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where she and her athletes captured multiple lower boat Virginia State Championships. She was also the Competitive and Developmental coach for Resilient Rowing Club during the fall and summer seasons. Her rowing experience stems from her Division 1 career at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY where she competed on multiple National stages and was MAAC crew of the year in 2013. When Coach Bridget is not on the water she is a Physical Education teacher at Southern Middle School. She has been coaching at AJR since the Fall of 2019.
Men’s Head Coach Steve Hall. Coach Hall is the Head Men’s Coach for the Annapolis Junior Rowers. His rowing and coaching spans more than 50 years, with 28 years of active school and club experience. Steve learned to row in High School and was Varsity Captain. He went on to compete four years for Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) that has a long history of rowing (since 1904). While there, he competed at the Henley Royal Regatta and was varsity captain. While in graduate school, he coached the first women’s crew at Rollins who won 3 rd place at the Dad Vail Regatta in its first year. After relocating to Annapolis, he joined the Annapolis Rowing Club as a Masters rower and has competed with both ARC and his Rollins Alumni team at the Henley Veteran’s Regatta, twice in the Head of the Charles, two Masters Nationals and a Masters Worlds in Sarasota. He has coached at ARC with Masters rowers and joined as AJR Men’s coach in Spring 2021. He is a Level 2 Certified coach through USRowing. Steve is a retired CEO and national sales trainer and thrives in any coaching environment.
Coach Tom Adams. Coach Adams started coaching the men of the Annapolis Junior Rowers in late 2020. His extensive coaching experience includes high schools: JEB Stuart High School, Falls Church, VA, Yorktown and Washington & Lee High School’s in Arlington, VA. He was also head coach at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Tom began his rowing career in high school at T.C. Williams in Alexandria, VA and went on to row at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He also rowed for Potomac Boat Club in Washington, DC, and Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia.
Coach Jack Baney. Originally from Florida and the space coast. He was introduced to rowing in 2012 where he rowed for 5 years with Space Coast Crew. In 2016 his men’s quad placed 3rd at Southeast Regionals and went on to place 10th at Youth Nationals. In 2017, his quad won gold at the Southeast Regionals and went on to place 3rd at Youth Nationals. He continued rowing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he rowed all four years. While at Hobart, he raced in the Varsity 8+ all four years and placed 20th and 23rd in the IRA as well as placing 3rd in the Head of the Charles Collegiate 8+. He was invited to become the coach at Hobart but declined to follow their career in Maryland where he now lives.
Coach Devin Valcich. Devin is an Annapolis native and AJR alumni (class of 2016). Her college career brought her to row at the University of Delaware and later at Washington College where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Chesapeake Regional Studies. Post grad life brought Devin back to Annapolis where she is currently a fellow with the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the National Park Service working in interpretive outreach and education. When she’s not at work or practice, Devin can usually be found out hiking with her dog Charlie, wakeboarding on the Wye River, or planning her next big adventure.
Coach Annmarie Seaman. Annmarie is entering her third season as an AJR Coach. She began her rowing career in San Diego where she was in the Varsity boat that won regionals. She began rowing at AJR in 2019 and was in the top women’s boat that had a strong showing at Head of the Charles and Head of the Schulykill. She rowed at Duquesne University for a semester. When we heard she was moving back to Annapolis, AJR was thrilled to get her back as a coach. When she’s not on the water, Annmarie works at a flower shop and is learning floral design, which she loves.
Coach Jackson Davis. Originally from Topeka, KS, Coach Jackson Davis began his rowing career right here at AJR when he was a freshman at Annapolis High School. In his 8 years of rowing, Jackson has also had the opportunity to scull and sweep at Annapolis Rowing Club and at camps across the east coast. He started coaching at AJR in the summer of 2019 and is currently pursuing a USRowing Level II coaching certification while studying Spanish Secondary Education at Anne Arundel Community College. Off the water, Jackson likes to cook for friends and family and play fetch with his two dogs.