Rowing for Everyone

meet the coaches
Head Coach
Gene Kininmonth

Gene founded High Point Rowing Club at Oak Hollow Lake in 2012.

Today Gene serves as head coach of Triad United and race director for the North Carolina Rowing Championships and the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. He is a former Australian national team oarsman and has over 20 years of coaching experience in the sport of rowing. In addition to serving as head coach at several prestigious universities such as UCLA and the University of Southern California, Gene has coached several Olympic oarsmen and six U23 World Champions.

development coach
Rob Varner

Rob joined Triad United in 2022 and is our specialist coach focusing on developing the team's middle school and novice rowers.

"When my daughter began looking for a new sport to try gong into high school, I jumped at the chance to introduce her to rowing. I explained to her no experience was needed and now she's hooked!" says Coach Rob.

Rob is a former rower and grew up sweep rowing in Northern Virginia during high school. He was a part of multiple state medaling boats and his Senior 8 boat placed 7th at the Stotesbury regatta.

We are so excited that Rob will be returning to coach with us again in the Fall.